New Year – New Opportunity
I love the start of new things. The fresh start of a new week, a new month or a new year. It is a chance to shake off the old negative things that hinder us. It’s a tough world we live in down here. It’s ugly, it’s dark. Did I mention that it is tough? Of course we all know it is. We have a lot to fight down here. We fight a dark world, a real enemy of our souls and ourselves. We do have an understanding God that helps us through it all. He is there to guide us. He is there to answer our questions when we will sit still and listen. He is there to heal us when we are truly ready for him to take over. He is there with compassion to help us deal with our failures and weaknesses. He whispers that it will be ok because he has overcome this world and he knows the end of your story. The bible says that God’s mercies are new every morning. That means his grace is there to refresh our every morning, our every week, our every month and also every year. So we now have the opportunity to let go of all of the negative things that have tried to hold us down. We can drop them at the foot of the cross and be strong in his grace. We can start fresh. We can make it through this. We can stand tall with our head held high because we are loved and his mercy is new again.