New Year, New Me, Same God!
This time of year is full of new year's resolutions. Promises to yourself to be better, healthier, new.
As I enter into a new year, a new decade, "the best one yet", I am reminded that every year has struggles. I spent some time reflecting on my past as I sat quietly by myself on New Year's Eve. Every year I am hopeful that this year will be better....this will be MY YEAR!! But to no avail, the struggles come. Year after year, there are both ups and downs. I asked myself, what could possibly be next?
Then it occurred to me, it doesn't matter what comes next because I have a never changing God on my side. God is constant. In love, in grace, in mercy. God is constant. God is steadfast, and he never gives up on us. The only guarantee this life offers us, is the struggle will come. Change will happen. The question is, how will we react to it? Will we let it get us down? Will we lean on God? Will we praise God in the storm?
I pray this year is good. I pray when the struggle comes, we look to Jesus, that we lean in to God's promises. I pray we make it a priority to find God in every situation. I pray for peace & wellness for all of us. When we are filled with doubt, when we are in the valleys, when we are shaken, remember:
Hebrews 13:8 - "Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever."
We are loved by a never changing God!