I Won’t Look Back
“But you, God, shield me on all sides;
You ground my feet, you lift my head high;
With all my might I shout up to God,
His answers thunder from the holy mountain.”
Psalm 3:3 The Message
Most of my life, I recalled, running away from New Year. But I didn’t realize that fear always visited me every year on December 31st. Since I can remember, I have never waited for the New Year. Instead, I would eat with my family and make sure to be asleep before the New Year began. Why? I never knew.
Last night, I sat down and asked the Lord why I didn’t like New Year. The Lord showed me that I was holding on to the past. My fear of losing a loved one kept me from seeing all the blessings He had for me right in front of me. Yes, I will encounter trials and tribulations, but He will be there to calm the storm when things are difficult. And there will be times when He will carry me, and other times, He will walk with me or go ahead to prepare the way. But, if I keep looking back and hold on to what it was or could have been, I will never be able to see what He has prepared for me.
2022 had many storms, but through every single one, Jesus was there to hold and carry me through it. Like the Psalmist said in Psalm 3:3, “But you, God, shield me on all sides; You ground my feet, you lift my head high; With all my might I shout up to God, His answers thunder from the holy mountain.”
Thank you, Lord, for every moment, challenge, and blessing you gave me in 2022. I will not look back; instead, I’m embracing 2023, knowing that no matter what the year will bring, You will be with me through it all. Thank you for your love, patience, mercy, and grace.
I’m Looking forward to the blessings You, my Lord, have for us in 2023!