When I was younger I would look at the "new year" with such optimism. It seemed like such a clean slate to start new hobbies, explore new places, meet new people.
I realized this year that I have lost a lot of that optimism which has been replaced by a mild anxiety. Instead of thinking of all the neat possibilities that await, I find myself thinking more about who is going to get sick next or is our income secure enough.
Things like that.
It's hard not to worry about all the different factors that affect our quality of life, especially when you have kids. It sure doesn't help when the media is constantly presenting such a negative outlook for our country.
But ya know what? God didn't promise things would be easy, or that we would always be healthy, or even that we would live in a peaceful country and always be secure.
BUT he does promise this.
And my God shall supply all your needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.
These are the things I am hanging on to as the new year approaches.
I am looking forward to more quality moments with The Sportsman and Sportsman-in-Training and lots of new adventure while resting in the fact that God has it all under control.
Happy New Year!