God’s willing hopefully we will be leaving 2022 pregnant with our due date set in 30 days. Adulting means it’s time for a reflection.
Time of Reflections: Not all our family and friends made it to see today. We pushed through the pain of loss and grief hoping that time will heal our pain. This year was difficult for everyone but whatever came our way … we managed to keep it together.
Questions to Ponder: What has life taught you, and what adjustments are you willing to make with a new year untouched by human hands? No mistakes yet. No regrets yet.
We may not always be able to choose what challenges we may face in 2023, but based on the reflections of last year’s experiences … what lessons were learned and how would you respond knowing what you know now?
If you could change one thing about yourself what would it be? Are you listening to your heart? Deep inside, are you ready to give up the things that are weighing you down?
Be confident of this one thing – The Lord your God goes before you into 2023, and He does not grow tired or weary, and will give you strength when you get weary and weak. The Bible says, ‘Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”
Isaiah 40:26, 28-31 NIVUK
Faith in God is like the muscles in our bodies, if we don’t use it, we will lose it. Faith must be tested to grow. Take heart. Whatever lies ahead, be confident that they are divine opportunities to strengthen your confidence in God.
It’s okay to tell God about your anxious thoughts. But at the end of the day, you say, ‘Father, I look to you.’ In quietness and confidence will be your strength.
God will do things in you and for you that you never thought was possible. You don’t need to have all the information about 2023, you just have to trust that God is going before you, with you and will stay with you to the end.