Happy New Year my friend. I hope after all this time you haven’t forgotten me. I haven’t forgotten you. Although my blogging took a back seat to other issues in 2019, I have still been praying for you. I know many of you have been praying for me and I am so grateful, because what a year 2019 turned out to be.
Part of me wants to lament that it wasn’t good stuff therefore it was a bad year, but this isn’t the case. Yes, emotionally I took a deep dive and I’m pretty sure I hit my head on the bottom a few times. But I didn’t drown.
God is too good.
He sustained and rescued. He patiently walked beside me holding my hand. He carefully poked at some old wounds and lovingly required me to address things I wanted to keep buried deep inside. He challenged my prayer life. He gave me precious time with loved ones. He also closed doors I have been trying to pry open for years.
I would like to tell you on the first Wednesday of this new decade that all is tidied up and I’m ready to move along to a new and fresh chapter called 2020. But I am Weary by Wednesday today, because my life isn’t laid out in nice clean slices.
Letting go is hard. (It would be easier if the baggage of many years would get lost at the airport!)
I’m a work in progress, and progress is good.
What a year 2019 was and I’m not mad about it.
What kind of a year will 2020 be? I’m not sure, but I am sure of the One who knows all the details.
How about you? Was 2019 all you expected? Do you have a plan or resolution as you head into 2020? I’d love to hear from you, drop me a comment or a message about what you are up to.
Have a blessed New Years Day and may you trust the One who has all the details under control.