Was your 2019 difficult? Did you suffer grief, hurt, longing? Or was it full of happiness, healing, and fulfillment?
Whatever 2019 brought you, you were blessed. Blessed with the presence of the One who walks with us in our despair and our elation. Blessed that whatever situations you were brought through, you weren’t alone. Blessed that the promises He gave all those years ago are still true today. Blessed that we will see His goodness. Blessed that our future lies with Him.
Even when the journey has taken detours we didn’t plan, we are blessed. In those difficult times, those waiting times, and the times of celebration we are blessed. Blessed that through it all He will strengthen us, He will endure the impatience with us, and He is good to us.
“I would have lost heart, unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait on the Lord; Be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the Lord!” -Psalm 27:13-14 NKJV
2019 was a year of expectation. 2018 a year of hope. I’m still holding fast to hope and expectation. I know we serve a good Father and His plan is greater than ours. So, as we close out an old decade and move into a new-my focus is shifting to a new word-blessed.
“And blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfillment of what was spoken to her from the Lord.” -Luke 1:45 ESV
I believe in His promises. I believe in His blessings. And, I still believe in the power of miracles. Elizabeth was called blessed because she believed. My heart desires to be more like Elizabeth-a woman who believed in faith and left no room for doubt even when the world had given up on her ability to be a mother. God took the ability to conceive out of her hands and held it in His own.
With or without a child He has given me a blessed life and I choose to enter 2020 fully acknowledging His blessings. I am blessed. And, I’m praying you are blessed as well.