Tuesday, December 31, 2013

There Is Wonderful Joy Ahead

Happy New Year!!

We made it!

I am so grateful and so thankful for making it through this year. 

I know there are many of you who feel this same way.

One of the frustrating things of walking through a really hard year, is that you will inevitably be surrounded by people who had their best year ever….

Which is awesome. We all hope for years like that!

But it can magnify your really painful year.

And it may cause you to wonder what on earth you are doing wrong. 

I know I have felt that way many times over the last five years.

This is when I cling to Him and hold on for dear life.

Many times, we aren't doing anything wrong, we are just walking through the refining fire. 

We are being molded and shaped for purpose.

We are being set apart and taught by the Lord.

We are being stripped of anything and everything that would hinder His work in our life.

This process is really painful.

I don't know of an easy way to get through it. They call it the threshing floor for a reason….

But I do know that tomorrow is a brand new, beautiful start to a glorious new year and we can 

do our very best to make it the best one yet! We can all make changes and lots of them.

I have a huge list of changes we've already started making. And we are also beginning to see

some fruit from our hard work and countless prayers over the last few years.

There is wonderful joy ahead…. for each one of us.

I wanted to share this awesome video with you all. It was shared on FB this week from the beautiful Kristin Wohlust. Thank you again for sharing this Kristin! 

I am not a huge sports and fitness fan but this video was so encouraging to me anyway. Just close your eyes and listen to the words! It sounds like a combination of coaches and pastors talking. Really good ones:) There are a blue million awesome quotes in this clip!

I hope it blesses you! Here's to a glorious 2014! 


{A*very} Cottage Home said...

Happy New Year 2014 to you and your beautiful family! One of my highlights of this past year was meeting YOU in person and hugging your neck! The trials and tribulations and our faith through them as you so eloquently state are what refine us and make us into the beautiful person whom God has planned for us to be a long. Your faith is such an inspiration and I see God's light shining right through you in brilliant white as well as all colors that is made up of. Thank you for allowing God to refine You through your trust and faith in him. Many blessings be bestowed upon you in 2014 and beyond.

Bella Michelle said...

I always feel like your post are written just for me! I have returned to blogging for the sole purpose of trying to share what God is teaching me in my very stumbling, bumbling style. Thank you for always helping me know that I am loved by Him and that is what matters!

May you find blessings and abiding joy in 2014!

paige said...

hoping you do indeed have a fabulous wonderful joy ahead 2014!
happy new year my friend xo