I wish you all a Happy New Year.
Keep reading. Keep believing that God is above this. I was pondering the new year this morning as I was still snoozing in bed. The sun was coming into my room and it was so beautiful.
So, I prayed that the moment our clock turned to a new year, everything would improve. And then I thought about my parents, how they grew up in a country torn apart by war. They were both born in Germany during the height of the war and my mother's father died on the Eastern front when she was perhaps 4 years old. My grandmother had to support a growing family in a place where jobs were scarce, apartments even scarcer. Things didn't improve just because they ushered in a new year. But they made it through. Things didn't improve immediately. It took years of hard work, determination not to give up, doing hard things to survive... And they did. They thrived.
As we welcome 2021, let's keep that in mind. Hard work, perseverance, overcoming trials with what?
LOVE. HOPE. FAITH.
Keep this in mind:
"And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulations worketh patience; And patience experience; and experience, hope: And hope matheth not ashamed: because the love of God is shed in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us. For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly." Rom 5: 3-6