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Just like that, 2017 is a wrap.

It’s been a wild ride this year.

Loosing the cancer battle with our pup, Nyah, in January. Followed by well laid plans for the year being changed, changed again, and again. Hurricane madness, that tested our abilities to be patient and trust. Friends in need. Family health issues to resolve, and that’s just the stuff I can quickly remember.

But I have to admit, for all the struggle 2017 tried to bring my way, I don’t feel shaken.

Troubles loomed, trying to seduce me into anxiety and fear, and they didn’t overtake me.

God was there.

God was with me

He is good.

His goodness even more evident when the struggles were real and ever-present.

This world is going to hell in a hand-basket, but I don’t have to go along for the ride. Yes, bad things happen, but they don’t have to define me.

I won’t let them define me!

On this last Wednesday of 2017, I am not Weary by Wednesday, because I am safely wrapped in His arms. The best way to wrap up.

We don’t have to end this year, or begin next year, with fear or anxiety….His arms are big enough for all of us!

I keep my eyes always on the Lord. With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken. Psalms 16:8

Truly he is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken. Psalms 62:6

I know many of you faced immeasurable difficulties, loss, and trials this year. I pray often for you, and I hope you will never forget how much God our Father loves you, and that His arms are open wide to take you in, and wrap you close to Himself.

Love and hugs, thanks for sharing your Wednesday with me.