Monday, December 31, 2012

The New Year!

I love clocks!

 I thought a New Year's Eve post featuring some of my 
and sometimes broken clocks
 was fitting.  


To be honest with you,
New Year's Day is one of my least favorite holidays. 

For years I felt a little uncertain about the next year to come.

If it had been a good year, I felt a little nervous about the trials of the next one. 
 If it was a bad year, I was relieved that the current one was over. 
 I don't really think that's the way it works.
I doubt God is up in heaven deciding which years will be bad and which will be good. 

Life is full of trials and joys 
that aren't respectful of the calendar. 

He knows what things to allow in my life 
what things to protect me from.
(Like nearly getting hit by a train)
(another story/another post.)

It took me a long time not to fear the future
 I still need reminders now and then.

The thing I was sure would happen...never did.

And the things that happened weren't as bad as I thought...

 I knew the Lord was right there with me. 

"For  I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future."
Jeremiah 29:11 N.I.V.

Happy New Year!
I hope that all my friends and family have a blessed start to 2013.

1 comment :

  1. Best wishes to you Katie and your family in the coming year!
    Happy New year!!!!!!