Friday, January 01, 2010

Into a New Year

It's hard to believe that it's already 2010. I know, I say the same thing nearly every year, but time truly seems to be moving by faster than ever.

Looking back, I wonder how all that happened last year fit into just one year - and how quickly it managed to go by. If the past few years are any indication, the feeling that time is flying by will only continue to escalate.

2009 was an amazing year. It was a hard year, at times, but it was a good year. God faithfully lead me and showed me what to do in His time.

If anything characterized this last year, it was trust - learning to trust God more. Through the uncertainties and the pain, as well as the clarity and the joys, God taught me to trust Him with it all. Even the little details of life are safe in God's hands. He orchestrates things so much better than I could, if I will just let go and let Him work. No matter what, God has been faithful. Looking back, it is amazing to see how He used each day to prepare for the next, how He even used things from years gone by to prepare me for recent challenges.

Each new year is exciting, with all of its opportunities that I can't fully know. Looking forward, I do wonder what it will hold in store. But, God alone knows where this year ahead will lead, as my poem from last year put it. Although the immediate future seems a little more clear than it did last year, each day is still a new lesson in trust, to trust God with small decisions as well as momentous ones.

There are plenty of unknowns. No matter what goals I set or what things I plan for, God is ultimately in control. It is an adventure to wait and see what He will bring into my path.

No matter what course I plan, it is God Who determines my steps (Proverbs 16:9). And, there is great peace in that.


Miss Emily said...

Amen! Oh, and beautiful picture!

God bless!
Emily <3

Elizabeth Ellen Moore said...

Happy New Year! You know, some years seem to be trust focused. I have gone through -- and am still going through -- trust lessons. I have decided that every year is a year to learn more trust: deeper trust, a different kind of trust, a trust in a new area, etc. God is trustworthy! Thank you for your post!

Alissa said...

Very true! My family has had some hands-on learning experiences with trust this past year also. Thanks for the post- it was a good reminder and encouragement as we see what will unfold this year.
(I've been reading this blog on and off for a while, and have really enjoyed it)