A New Year’s greeting providing comfort and hope in knowing that the struggles of the past year will serve to dynamically enrich the opportunities of the coming year.
“’For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’”
Jeremiah 29:11- NIV
“Any new beginning is forged from the shards of the past, not from the abandonment of the past.”
I know that there is so much in this past year that you desperately wish to leave behind. But I would simply ask that as you do, may you gather sufficient strength to glance over your shoulder just one more time. For in the tangled carnage God has set precious lessons and rich opportunities for growth that would have been missed had you chosen to simply walk away. It is my prayer that the pain of your past, regardless of how seemingly devastating, will be the greatest asset of your future.
Wishing you a Blessed New Year