Bring on 2020’
Over the last few days I have heard from several people what a rough year 2019 was. That they hope that 2020 will be better. Or that 2019 just was NOT good to them. Why is it we blame the year?
We know in this life that adversary will always come. The Bible clearly tells us “In this world you will have trouble.” John 13:33 “But take heart, for I have overcome the world.”
I believe it’s all in how we look at our past year. We have a choice in how we see things. In how we remember. We can choose to only remember the bad. But we should choose to remember the good!
Yes bad things happened in 2019. There were struggles for me. In my marriage, in my relationships with my kids, with my siblings. But God brought us through them.
God brought reconciliation. God heard and answered prayers! God was faithful!
There were car accidents and near misses. God protected. There is still cancer with my dad. But God keeps healing. God keeps giving him life!
As the year comes to an end, I choose to see the good! I choose to be thankful for all that God has brought us through. And I hope that you do too!
I watched a movie the other night about Walt Disney. Even Mr. Disney had a rough childhood and had some bad things happen to him. But he said, (and I’m paraphrasing) “We can’t let the past keep us from what we can do in the future. If we stay stuck in the pain of the past, we can never see the possibilities of our future.” And can you imagine, if he would have gotten stuck in the past? If he would have only remembered the bad, but never the good. What this world would have missed out on. All the happiness he has brought to so many would have never been possible.
We can’t let our past keep us from an incredible future. God wants us moving forward. Overcoming. Helping others. Blessing others! Sharing Love!
I hope you will choose to see the good! Reflect on what God has brought you through in 2019’ and let Him Bring on 2020’!
I can’t wait to see what He will do in this NEW YEAR!