I’m ready for 2013 to be over. It was a rough year and I’m ready for a fresh start.
At the same time, there were blessings.
God stretched and tested me this year. It was unpleasant, and at times, downright painful, but even in the midst, I knew God had a purpose. I knew He was refining me and correcting me, and it was part of His plan for something better.
The blessings came in knowing He never left me.
Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope: Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. Lamentations 3:21-22 NIV
And He never let the trials overtake me.
Now, I’m looking ahead in anticipation, waiting to see what God has planned.
Thankful for new beginnings.
A new year and new possibilities.
And then I remembered…we don’t have to wait for the year to change on the calendar.
God’s new beginnings come each day with new chances to experience His love.
Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning. Lamentations 3:23 NLT
Where do you find yourself today? Are you ready for a new year to begin?