Happy New Year!

Isaiah 43:18-19

Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old.  Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.

Today is the first day of 2018.  Quite frankly, when I went to bed last night, way before midnight, I felt burdened and despondent.  Last year was one of the most difficult years that I have lived in my entire life.   But then, this morning, I received a lot of encouragement from friends and Twitter followers who kept reminding my of Isaiah 43:18-19.  I usually roll my eyes when I hear people quote this scripture because I think they are using it for something totally irrelevant to its true meaning.  But now, I am thinking that maybe they are on to something.  Maybe God is going to do something different for me in 2018.  Maybe my situation is going to look up.  Maybe this year will be better than last year.  Maybe God is going to answer prayer this year.  Maybe things will be different in the new year.

It would be my pleasure to forget the trials that I endured in 2017.  I would love to forget the former things because they were not good.  I am trusting God to do something. If God doesn’t do it, it can’t be done. There is no place else to turn.

I pray that all who read this blog will have a blessed new year.  I pray that all the problems that you had last year will disappear, and that God’s best blessings will be yours.  Happy 2018.  God, please do a NEW THING in my life this year…

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