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FRESH BEGINNINGS

on February 2, 2022

There is something about a new year that brings a sense of excitement and expectancy. Fresh beginnings! A chance to start again. A clean slate filled with boundless possibilities. Time to reflect on what’s been and a time to dream for what’s to come.

As I’ve chatted with a few people there’s definitely a sense of disappointment that 2022 seems to be ‘more of the same’. As we face many of the same challenges of the last 2 years, the clean slate we were hoping for feels out of reach.

My go to verse for 2021 was Lamentations 3:21-23

‘But this I call to mind,

Therefore I have hope.

It is because of the Lord’s loving kindnesses that we are not consumed,

Because His [tender] compassions never fail.

They are new every morning;

Great and beyond measure is Your faithfulness.’

I’ve been pondering these verses again as we enter 2022. The truth that every day is a new beginning. A fresh start. A chance to lean into the goodness of God. To remember His faithfulness to us in days gone by and His faithfulness to us in the coming days. 

The truth that His mercy and compassion are new every morning brings tears to my eyes. How beautiful, faithful and merciful is our God!!! 

I love that He is with us and that each morning is an opportunity to wake up and welcome Him into the new day. To dream, to listen to His heart, to hear His voice, to offer Him our worship and get lost in His word.

So as I walk into 2022, I lay down disappointment and I pick up God’s promise of His faithfulness. I hold onto the truth of His compassion. I have hope because He is with me each and every day- my constant companion and my Mighty to save God. 

Each day is the fresh beginning I hoped for as I lay hold of God’s faithfulness and mercy to me. He is here! He walks with us.

So please dream again, seek His voice for a word for this year, a verse to hold on to. Let His word light the path before you.

2022 may not be the fresh beginning we hoped for, but  each day is!!! And it’s our responsibility to steward it well as we hold on to the truth that our God is faithful!!!!

Blessings

Tammy


One response to “FRESH BEGINNINGS

  1. Leisel Gray says:

    A great reminder Tam in the weird season.

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