yes..it is that time. The year is ending and we can only approach the new one with hope if we let go of those things that weigh on us. Unfulfilled desires..broken relationships..disappointment..anger..unresolved grief..anything that oppresses us emotionally or spiritually. How do we do this? By examining our hearts. What are we carrying around that we can leave behind. Letting God bring to the surface those things that we don’t want to carry into 2011.
He is the healer. That means He can take these weights off of us..restore us..renew us and refresh us. We only need to cooperate with this process. To bring it all before Him..all those crushing experiences and all our failures..asking Him to heal our wounds and prepare us for a better future. He is the God of Hope. His plan is to bring us into freedom. That does not mean there will not be challenges.. of course there will be.. He is aware of them..He is in them with us..He sees.. He knows.. He continually saves and rescues us even when we doubt that He exists.
Remember your God.. not as small and distant.. but as close as anyone can get to you. He will make all things new.. He loves you with an everlasting love.
“And we know that God causes all things to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to His purpose.”