Happy new year everyone!
One of my favourite writers is Holley Gerth. I like her because she’s such an encourager (I think you’d struggle to find a post on her blog that wasn’t uplifting), and this year, she’s homing in on that even more with a challenge called “Coffee for Your Heart”. This week, she’s asked us to pass on what we’d like people to know at the start of 2014 (it could be through blogging, Facebook, Twitter, or in real-life). I took awhile to think about that one.
I’ve told you before about Kelly, a songwriter I know in the US. I think what I’d like you all to know at the start of every new-year comes from one of her songs:
“If God brings you to it,
“Then He’ll bring you through it.”
I know others have been through far worse, but my 2013 wasn’t the best: My mum was diagnosed with breast cancer; a friend had significant health-problems; I had all my jewellery stolen. Those would be 3 stand-out moments, but you know, my favourite Bible-verse is Jeremiah 29:11: God has plans to prosper us and not to harm us, to give us hope and a future – and none of those things did me any harm spiritually. I’m still walking with the Lord, and guess what … I got to another new year’s eve (and, praise God, so did my mum and my friend).
No trial comes into our lives without God’s permission, and whatever we have to face in 2014, if we’ll trust Him, He’ll see us to the other side. It’s going to be ok.
Would you like to follow Holley’s blog and join in her challenge to give people’s hearts a lift this year? What would you like your community to know at the start of 2014?