Entering a new season..

January 1, 2013..a brand new year and a new beginning for each of us. I know that God is not in time..but He uses time to do some amazing things.  I believe that He is always reaching for our hands to tell us that we have a fresh start..not just once a year.. but every single day. At the same time.. this particular day brings with it an opportunity.

2012 was a very challenging year for me. I felt relief as I took down my calendar and put a brand new one in its place. It was very difficult.. but I am beginning to see fruit from the suffering in my life and in the lives of those around me. Nothing is wasted with the Lord.  I feel a sense of excitement this morning. What does God have in store? How will He show His sovereignty and His goodness to His people? What new things will He bring into our lives to remind us that we are His. The slate is clean..it is a fresh start..we can use this day to prepare..to anticipate..to dream of possibilities.

Let’s trust Him more fully in 2013 because of the way He took us through 2012. He will be with us in every new adventure..His hand of protection is over us..He will rescue us before we fall off the edge. He will provide for all our needs and bless us beyond our expectations. He will encourage, comfort, and strengthen us.. He will never fail us in this new season. Let’s begin this year with thanksgiving.. in faith that our God is with us!

“For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it? I will make a pathway through the wilderness. I will create rivers in the dry wasteland.”

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6 thoughts on “Entering a new season..

  1. “Let’s trust Him more fully in 2013 because of the way He took us through ”
    2012.”
    You’ve said it perfectly! What more proof do we require than His unfailing love. Praying for you now as I read this that 2013 will be indeed a good year, full of evidence of His love and grace.

  2. I have identified with you and what you have written for a long time Alicia because I too have suffered and I have seen that quality in your writing. At the very least, talking and blogging about our trial, tribulations and suffering in life generally makes for very good reading! And I am not being facetious here, just honest. I attract a good number of readers to my blog simply because I am often brutally honest about my feelings and my suffering. I enjoy your blog because you have a way with words, even if those words are tinged with sadness and loss sometimes. What shines through all that is negative is your hope and zest for life and, of course, for God.

    My suffering, and I feel like being confessional, is linked to having depression at certain times of my life, and the subesquent problems that brought, especially long-term unemployment and a shaky character prone to not knowing what I wanted to do with my life. However, like you, I see the seeds of recovery and the fruit of hope and fulfilment in my life.

    You wrote: ‘What new things will He bring into our lives to remind us that we are His. The slate is clean..it is a fresh start..we can use this day to prepare..to anticipate..to dream of possibilities’ Ah indeed; with God there is always a second chance. The world has well written me off…but God has other plans; has other plans for us all!

  3. I am grateful for your honesty Tim. I understand what it is to struggle with depression.. and negativity. If I could change one thing about myself it would be to be naturally more optimistic. Yet I know that God created me to be sensitive and passionate and the flip side of that temperament can be difficult. I wonder if you are the same way.

    Your life is not over and there may be another season that you have yet to experience. As I have grown older and received healing from my past, there has been more joy and less struggle emotionally. I am not a success in the eyes of the world either, but for the most part I have peace that my road is pleasing to God and that is all that matters.

    I pray that the Lord will bring new and unexpected blessings to you in this coming year..Let’s rejoice in His faithfulness.
    Blessings,
    Alicia

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