Inhale. Exhale. Inhale. Exhale.
I enter 2018 weak, but extremely thankful. The race I ran last year was hard. Now, ready or not, it’s on to another year.
Maybe you feel the same way. You barely crossed the finished line and the thought of starting over leaves you exhausted, wondering if God even sees you, rather than invigorated, anticipating new things He will do in the new year. Aren’t you thankful God knows our heart (“And God, who knows the heart… Acts 15:8). He sees you (El Roi, the God who sees) and He sees me.
My sweet Abba Father, knew I needed encouragement as I struggled to face the new year. Without any words spoken, God met me on the pages of His Word. He assured me that He knew how I felt, and showed exactly me how to face 2018.
So, take a new grip with your tired hands, stand firm on your shaky legs, and mark out a straight, smooth path for your feet so that those who follow you, though weak and lame, will not fall and hurt themselves but become strong. Try to stay out of all quarrels, and seek to live a clean and holy life, for one who is not holy will not see the Lord. Hebrews 12:12-14 LB
Though my hands are weak, my grip is tight. Though my legs are shaky, I have marked a smooth, straight path for my feet. It’s not path of goals of achievement, success, money or recognition. My hands are gripped on the Word of God and my feet stand on the promise to see Him.
Where’s your grip for 2018? What does your path look like it? I’d love to hear your thoughts on the new year, and to bless you. Leave a comment to enter to win a copy of my new DVD Bible Study Curriculum Kit, Wait and See: A Six Week Study to Waiting Well. The principles in the study will help you wait with God and enjoy His presence as you keep your grip and footing in 2018. The winner will be notified by email January 9th.