New Years Resolutions
2022 was a hard year…2023 started where 2022 left off.
There is something in most of us that hopes a new calendar will bring better things…luckily, I had that silly notion clipped in the bud early this year.
I know this is going to be a hard year…in some way they all are.
My religious friends have spent the last week posting platitudes associated with the New Year and reading them turns my brain to cream of wheat.
Trust God, they say.
You’re safe, they say.
All things work together for your good, they say.
There is truth to all these sayings, but not necessarily in context of life as we live it.
Trusting God does not mean you’re safe from having the worst thing you can imagine happen to you this year.
Trusting God does not mean that somehow, some way, all the not good things that happen to you will eventually turn out in your favor…in this life.
Trusting God does not mean that at the end of your life you will understand all the tragedy and injustice that you’ve experienced and it will all make sense.
I’m fun at parties, too…
I trust God that He has made a place for me in the age to come.
I trust that then, all things will be made new.
I trust that nothing and no one can take me from Him and in that regard, I am safe.
I trust that God loves my loved ones more than I do and He will safely convey them to the age to come as well.
I understand that I see through thickly smoked glass today…someday I will see Him face to face…and see that all things were indeed used by Him to a blessed end.
I have no new resolutions.
For years my only resolutions have been to persevere in the faith and be faithful to what I believe.
I’ve done neither well, but here I am.
He’s been faithful.
He will continue to be no matter what happens this year.
May you experience His faithfulness whether the New Year is happy or not…