For those of you who are blog-lovers... you'll probably see a lot of people blogging about their "word" for the year to come -- something to symbolize their vision, goals and aspirations for the year. I've been thinking about what my 'word' would be... and then I came across this:
“This is what the LORD says— he who made a way through the sea, a path through the mighty waters, "Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland.”- Isaiah 43:16, 18-19
2009 was an eventful year, to put it nicely. (If you want to, you can read a little about it on my post HERE.) When I look back on it, I know that I was given the opportunity to learn some important life lessons. --- Not that I've got it all figured out (I've got a LONG way to go), but I've taken some big steps. I saw how God amazingly brought us through some tough situations... and I saw miracles happen right before my eyes. 'He made a way through the sea, a path through the mighty waters'.
There have been so many things I've had to go through over the years... and when hard times come, my thoughts seem to run right back to those tough memories --- making me replay them over and over again in my mind... feeling those hurts rush back when I thought I'd covered them up. "Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing!" I am SO ready to step into a fresh beginning.... and I can't wait to see what plans await me for the new year to come.
Yesterday, I was stressing out... worrying about how we were going to make it from step A to step Z.... my face breaking out in a teenage-like frenzy... knowing that we had change in our pockets that needed to last us a week ---- and then I came across THIS post by Melody Ross. If you've never been to Melody's blog, you really need to take some time and read her life story. This post is titled, "Just Exactly Enough"... and it was just exactly what I needed to hear at just exactly the right time. I hope your heart is touched by her words.... and I hope that this next year brings you so many of life's blessings, in just the form that you need them. I find myself still worrying and trying to do everything on my own strength. You'd think that I would have learned this lesson by now... but obviously I am very hard headed and STILL struggle with trying to figure out everything on my own. ;)
May 2010 be the starting point for a new way of looking at life.
Happy NEW Year!