“You have no idea,” I growl at the computer screen.
It is a New Year but I never had that New Year fresh start feeling. I have a new word, a new verse, a new promise, and a new song for this year for 2017. All of this is new for 2017, but I am still dealing with same unresolved issues from 2016.
I still have a restless spirit. I was hoping that when the ball dropped at midnight (not that I could stay awake that long to watch it), my purpose in this chronic illness would be revealed. While the house has showed numerous times, we still have had no offers. I still don’t know where we will move and I still don’t know if we will buy or build a home.
These unresolved problems I hoped would remain in 2016. However, these problems have ignored the calendar. What are we to do when it is a New Year, but we have the same old issues?
I went back to my journal and underlined each time I wrote the word ‘still.’ Then God whispered in my spirit.
“Cease striving and know that I AM God.” (Psalm 46:10, NASB)
God reminded me that while I might have some carry over issues, that He is Sovereign and in control. I need to quiet my restless spirit and recognize that He is God and I am not and for heaven sake, stop worrying so much.
- Do you have any issues from 2016 (or before) that have carried over into this New Year?
- How does the reminder that God is in control change your perspective?
~April Dawn White
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