This week I’m blogging over at Club31Women about the good, new things God has for you in this new year! Here’s an excerpt:
2020, a hard year. Disappointments, illnesses, political turmoil, personal losses, racial unrest, pandemic fatigue, fears for the future.
As we move into 2021, be encouraged. God has something new and good for you.
Winter can be bleak, cold, and just plain blah. Yet in His magnificent creation, God has given us beautiful metaphors of His handiwork. When we look outside, it may seem dark and as if nothing good is happening. However, underneath the bare trees and frozen ground, God is at work nourishing flowers and trees which will burst forth in glory at just the right time. He is preparing a new beauty for spring.
So it is in each of our lives.
David expresses it like this,
I waited patiently for the Lord. He turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear and put their trust in the Lord.” (Psalm 40:1-3)
What will help to give us hope for this new year?
Each of us needs a new vision. An expectation that God is going to do something new and good in my life.
For the past several years I have asked God to give me a new vision for each coming year. Specifically, I ask him to show me three things I should ask Him to do in my life.
One year I sensed Him saying to me,
“Susan, ask me to help you to listen, to lighten up, and to laugh.”