Thursday, December 31, 2009
Happy New Year's Eve!
In many ways, 2009 was a difficult year...yet it was also such a rewarding year.
Isn't that so very much the nature of God though?
He told us in scripture...
"I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have [perfect] peace and confidence. In the world you have tribulation and trials and distress and frustration; but be of good cheer [take courage; be confident, certain, undaunted]! For I have overcome the world. [I have deprived it of power to harm you and have conquered it for you.]"
That pretty much sums up our experience for 2009.
There was tearing, stretching, confusion, heartache, brokenness, challenge, change, illness, frustration and a whole lot of uncertainty in some areas.
Yet, in the very same moments there was Perfect Peace, Tremendous Joy, quiet Confidence, Healing, Prosperity that defied the world's economics, Divine direction, Harvest, Unshakable Faith, a Knitting of Hearts, Fresh Understanding, Great Expectation and eventually HOPE.
2009 was a hard year...but I am leaving it truly Thankful for all that it has taught my Family and I.
It was a Very Good Year!
Blessings to each of you as you complete 2009 and praying much Joy and Hope for all that He has for you in 2010!