As we ring in the new year, many people look back to the previous year and remember many things. Some of those things were really great, like my daughter getting married to an awesome man of God. Or the unexpected provision to meet the needs of repairs on my house this past summer.
Other things that people remember are not so great to remember. Such as two trees falling on my house and my great vehicle finally dying off.
You may have had greater good things happen or worse bad things to happen to you this past year. Regardless of what has happened, you survived. God brought you through it and is still with you.
God has not abandoned you, nor will He ever abandon you! God knows the plans He has for your life. He has great plans to make you more like His Son Jesus Christ, so that you will enjoy heaven even more and so that you may be able to do more of His work here on this earth.
As you begin this new year ask the Lord how you can change to be more like Jesus. Ask the Lord what work He has for you to do. Ask the Lord who you can be a witness to and show His love to, drawing others to Him.
As you do this, give thanks to God for what He brought you through last year and how He had blessed you last year. Then thank Him for what He is going to do through you this year.
It is going to be a great year in the Lord….regardless of what happens, because God is with you and loves you and will never leave you or forsake you!
Happy New Year!