New Year’s Revelations
By Lynne Freauf
Making a New Year’s Resolution has never made a lot of sense to me, probably because I was never successful in doing so. Perhaps my goal was too lofty, or I was too lazy. Maybe my aim was too far-sighted, and I am too near-sighted. It appears that whatever I set out to do under my own power, my destination is lackluster results.
Looking back, examining this past year is where I find strength and courage for the year to come. Where God has revealed himself, and how He has done so, reminds me of His faithfulness. A faithfulness that I can depend on for the future and strength for the days ahead.
The year 2020 is a year no one could have predicted. And 2021 may be more of the same; so much suffering and so much loss. While we are not meant to live in the past, looking back can remind us. God alone is trustworthy. He knew all about what this past year had for us. Just as reading the Old Testament stories teaches us of God’s faithfulness to His people, so does remembering our own story. God has never left us nor forsaken us. I am thankful!
As you think about the new year, put your trust in the One who Was, Is, and Is to Come. When you seek God, seek with all your heart, and He will Reveal Himself to you.
No one will be able to stand against you all the days of your life.
As I was with Moses, so I will be with you;
I will never leave you nor forsake you. Be strong and courageous.
Happy New Year, and may each of you sense God’s presence.