New Year’s reflection
With the beginning of each new year it is common to reflect on the closing one and wonder just what lies ahead. As I look toward 2008 in a state of unemployment, singledom, and uncertain financial situations, I am reminded that I have nothing to fear. I have nothing to worry over. For I know Whom I have believed and I trust that He is able to work out every detail. I have a history of God’s faithfulness on which to draw strength, and I can see Him working out every small detail in my recent days. Do I wish for more? Sure. That’s a human response. But I wish this with complete faith in my God. It’s okay for me to be uncertain, frightened of the unknown, impatient with the long dry spells. God wants me to come to Him with all of my roller coaster emotions and present them in truth and humility. He’s not unaware of my emotions. He knows how I’m feeling long before I understand it. And He’s ready to comfort me when I cry out in despair. As long as I actually cry out. As long as I come to Him. As I look toward the days of 2008, I am certain of only one thing: I will feel settled when I am sitting before my Savior King. Then, and only then, will He reveal His plans for me. I look forward to learning just what they are.