It's a little hard to believe that this year is coming to a close and that there's only one more day in 2009. I think about all that our family has gone through and is still going through and I would like to leave this year in the dust and not look back. I want to wake up on Friday morning feeling refreshed and with prayers and an outlook that 2010 will be better than the last.
When I sit here and think about all that as gone on, I could get bitter and disgusted. I have had to deal with bitterness within the last couple of years. Remembering how my precious husband and son were affected by it, I would never won't to allow that to come back into my (our) life.
I know that we are not promised a tomorrow, according to James 4:14 Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away. I also know that the new year could bring much greater hardships and trials than I have been through this year. But no matter what I will have to face, the Lord already knows about it. What is really amazing is that He is right there beside me through it all. He promised He would be in Hebrews 13 :5 ... for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.
My family have had some good times this year. I'm very thankful for those times. But Satan really knows how to make those tough days and situations seem a lot worse than they really are. When this happens, we need to remind him, where he is going to be one day. Then we need to pick ourselves up and dust ourselves off, and keep on living for the Lord.
My goal for this new year is to start everyday according to this verse. Psalm 5: 3 My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O LORD; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up.