2021— We thought it was going to be a distinctive break from the hardships of 2020. It was as though the New York City New Year’s Eve Ball drop signified the end of all the chaos we endured the previous year. But 2021 brought a lot of chaos and division in itself.
The truth is, 2021 gave us the opportunity to focus. What you focus on, shows the health of your walk with God. It’s a choice to be thankful in the middle of the storm. To find joy in the moments of sorrow. To love when people are acting completely unlovable. While we might have been coasting through 2020, because of the whiplash, 2021 was where we learned we didn’t have time to wallow any longer. We can still trust that God is good and has good things coming even when the situation around us looks bleak.
Let’s take this sentiment into this coming year too— the fact that God is good no matter what. The hope that He has great things in store and the knowledge that He loves us unconditionally.
I think this scripture verse in Isaiah (43:18-19) is the perfect new year verse!
“Forget the former things;
do not dwell on the past.
See, I am doing a new thing!
Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the wilderness
and streams in the wasteland.”