I would be remiss, wouldn’t I, to let this entire New Year’s Day pass without saying something? Miss Types-a-Lot-Holiday-Merrymaker, that’s me…
But, to be honest, I don’t really have anything to say tonight. I’m in one of those auras of happiness where you just sit up in your bed and enjoy breathing and thinking and thanking God quietly in your head. You don’t even have to tell Him “thank you” – you just breathe in and out and your happy endorphins fly out of your nose and reach the heavens in a steady stream of praise.
I am just sitting here and realizing that the hard stuff from last year has brought me closer to God, the good stuff from last year has brought me closer to God and the in-between stuff from last year has brought me closer to God.
He keeps His promises.
I am a loser of a follower, and sometimes I feel like my faith is hanging on by a thread, but at the end of each day, there is no denying that God is real and that He is good. I may question Him and doubt Him and have enormous anxieties and fears, but He proves Himself to me over and over again.
I think that’s why I’m so happy tonight.
And in my heart I know this is just the beginning.
Happy New Year, dear friend. May 2012 be a year of God awakening something new and exciting in our hearts. May He draw us further down the road less traveled, unraveling mysteries that used to terrify us and showing us where true life is found. May He heal our broken relationships and unify His body. May He do in us what we have been unable to do in ourselves.
I am so grateful for the year behind and so expectant for the year ahead…
God has been, is, and will be good, of that I am sure.