Thursday, January 01, 2009

A New Year Dawns

God alone knows
Where this year ahead will lead.
Through trials or perfect peace,
God will give us what we need.

I never need to fear
With my Father by my side.
He is holy, strong, and tender,
Spreading grace and mercy wide.

In the year gone by,
God has proved Himself again.
Always faithful and trustworthy,
Through joy, uncertainty, and pain.

His plans have prevailed,
He purposes come to be.
When I couldn't see the road,
He still knew the best for me.

God gave me wisdom
When I knew that I did lack.
Whenever I fell and repented,
He always took me back.

He has been my strong tower,
My Rock and Fortress true.
Each day as He promised,
He has made His mercies new.

I could look back and recount
Scenes from the year gone past,
But a New Year is dawning
With a new act being cast.

The years passing by
Seem even swifter than before.
Can it be 2009
As we open this year's door?

God only knows
What this year ahead will bring.
There are questions and wonderings
But I truly know one thing:

God is faithful
And He is always good.
He will direct my steps
Far better than I could.

I will not worry,
Give in to stress, doubt, or fear.
Whatever comes my way,
I will be strong with my God near.

Whatever this year holds,
I will trust and follow God.
My prayer for this year?
That I will serve and bring Him laud.

~by Anna Naomi Lofgren~
December 31st, 2008

5 comments:

Ella said...

What a beautiful poem, Anna! I assume you wrote it!

It sums up everything exactly!

Anna said...

That was a beautiful poem. Thank you for sharing it.

Jenna said...

Blessings to you this new year~

Jenna

Mardi said...

Beautiful poem! It reminds me to trust God everyday this year! Thanks for sharing!

Larissa said...

That was a lovely poem Anna. Thank you.