A new year...2012. My mind is racing with resolutions, goals, and hopes for a new year. I love the idea of a fresh start, but being the perfectionist that I am, I am kicking myself for not having a list of goals all written out and ready to start on January 1st. And now it is January 2nd and I feel like I am behind already!
So...in just a few hours we went from such joy and celebration to fear and wondering if we would be spending the rest of the night in the ER. Our circumstances can change so fast, even in the comfort of our own home. This morning I was paging through a journal I have kept this past year. I wanted to remind myself of the things the Lord had taught me in 2011. I came across these words I had written down from Psalm 62:
My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will never be shaken...
Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation...
Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge...
One thing God has spoken, two things have I heard: that you, O God are strong, and that you, O Lord, are loving.
I needed to hear those words this morning. And I need to write those words on my heart as I look forward to all that God has in store for me and my family this coming year. Whatever this year holds I can be sure of this:
In Him alone we can find...
God is the Rock that I want to stand on as we plunge into 2012. I had big plans for today. A house to clean, Christmas decorations to put away, blog posts to write, goals to begin, and a birthday to celebrate. But instead we ate lots of leftover cupcakes to celebrate Levi's birthday and I held Griffin as much as I could. I was just so grateful for my boys...nothing else on my to-do list seemed to be as important as spending time with them.
I think I am ready for 2012...and I guess if I'm not I'd better get ready because we are two days into it already! I want to choose to find security and stability in my Rock. I want to rest in the One who loves me and in whom my hope is found. I want to find strength for each day of 2012 in Him alone...no matter what the day holds.
And just in case you are wondering...
There is lots to catch you up on here at The Macs. You can look forward to these upcoming posts: Griffin at 3 months, Christmas, Levi turns two, Levi's second birthday, a little progress on Griffin's room, journaling for my boys, and maybe a few thoughts on some goals I have for the year. And if there is something you are wanting to know...leave a comment and maybe I'll answer your question in an upcoming post too.
Happy New Year!