Today ends the year I graduated from college, the year I started my dream job, the year I moved out of my parents’ home for good. 2015 brought me new adventures, new struggles, new friends and so much more. When I realized this morning that it was time to say goodbye to 2015, I was surprisingly sad. It has been a good year, a great year. But there are a lot of goodbyes to be said tonight at midnight. It can be immensely sad and terrifying moving on in to the unknown.
One thing I learned this year is that we are called to pray in confidence and expectation that God will answer our prayers if they are part of his will.
“But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.” – James 1:6 NIV
God, I pray that You would lead me into every part of 2016. Help me to live in the truth of who You made me to be. Help me to release control to You and trust that You have all things planned for the good of Your kingdom. Help me to love on others better and give myself more grace each day. Help me to take an active role in growing myself and Your kingdom around me. Allow others to see You in my victories and successes. Be LORD over everything in my 2016. THANK YOU for everything you made 2015 to be. It was a beautiful year. I am immensely blessed.
I have often found that the verse of the day (randomly generated on my Bible app on my phone) is directly related to things going on in my life. Today is no exception.
“So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most.” – Hebrews 4:16 NLT
Happy New Year!