Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert~ Isaiah 43:19
As we start a new year let me first say that we do not have to wait until Jan 1 to start over, or to begin to live the life that God has planned for us. We can begin that anytime! God never will give up on you. But since it is the new year it is a great time to refocus our minds and begin moving towards our dreams and goals.
Don’t let mistakes from the past drag you down and keep you from moving forward. 2015 is gone and if you are reading this then you made it, by the grace of God! We are all here, hopefully ready to make 2016 the best year ever. Let’s start the year with forgiving everyone who has ever done you wrong and also forgiving ourselves. It is almost impossible to move forward if we are looking backwards. There is not a way to change the past but we can learn from it and move forward. Let’s intend for everyday to be better than before. Let’s wake up everyday with a fresh view on life, leaving the past behind and looking ahead. God’s grace and mercy is new every morning!
22 Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail.23 They are new every morning;great is your faithfulness ~Lamentations 3:22-23.
God has a plan for each of our lives. We have to believe that! He knew you and had a specific plan for your life even before the world began. Did you know that God knows the very number of hairs on your head, he knows your struggles, temptations, weaknesses, failures and even your doubts. He loves you no matter what and wants you to overcome in this life. He has provided the way, which is Jesus Christ, through what he did on Calvary. I challenge you to begin your new year putting your faith and trust in Jesus, start praying (talking) to God daily, read your Bible daily, and find a good church to get plugged into.
One more thing: When you find yourself in a situation that seems impossible or maybe you do not see God anywhere. Don’t give up, these are the times when God can do the most. Trust in Him. He will deliver in perfect timing, if we don’t lose faith.
That is why we never give up. Though our bodies are dying, our spirits are being renewed every day.~ 2 Corinthians 4:16
God bless and have a Happy New Year!