God didn’t fix me and all my problems last year.
I kind of dug in my heels last week because I just didn’t want to let go of the last 365 days. Maybe we could add on a few more? Do we have to wrap it up? So much seems so undone.
I know, I am focusing only on what I wanted accomplished, by my deadline.
Maybe God has better plans.
Maybe my victory doesn’t come from my trying, but I inherit a Kingdom through my trials
And how could I overlook what He has done? His yeses. His generosity. He constancy, provision…
So here we go. I embrace the new year as a gift. I step out in trust to receive. One step at a time. Eyes fixed, on my Jesus.
Hebrews 12:1-3 MSG
Strip down, start running—and never quit! No extra spiritual fat, no parasitic sins. Keep your eyes on Jesus, who both began and finished this race we’re in. Study how he did it. Because he never lost sight of where he was headed—that exhilarating finish in and with God—he could put up with anything along the way: Cross, shame, whatever. And now he’s there, in the place of honor, right alongside God. When you find yourselves flagging in your faith, go over that story again, item by item, that long litany of hostility he plowed through. That will shoot adrenaline into your souls!
2 Corinthians 4:16-18
That is why we never give up. Though our bodies are dying, our spirits are being renewed every day. For our present troubles are small and won’t last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever! So we don’t look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever.
But if you look carefully into the perfect law that sets you free, and if you do what it says and don’t forget what you heard, then God will bless you for doing it.
Then at last the people will look to their Creator
and turn their eyes to the Holy One of Israel.
They will no longer look to their idols for help
or worship what their own hands have made.