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New Year, No Change

Posted: December 27, 2016

The week between Christmas and New Year’s is always a week of reflection for our family. We like to take time and sit down together, reflecting on all the events of the previous year and setting goals for the year to come.

It’s a time where we laugh together as we reminisce on the things that brought us joy, and it is also a time where we remember the struggles and hard times we walked through. A lot can happen in a year, both wonderful and difficult, but we love to go through each season and remember all that has passed.

I don’t know what 2016 was like for you. Maybe it was a year of great struggles or loss, or maybe it was a year full of victories. But regardless of how your year was, one thing hasn’t changed: God’s goodness. No matter what 2016 brought you, you can rest in the truth that God is good, all the time, and that will never change!

“For the Lord is good. His unfailing love continues forever, and his faithfulness continues to each generation.”
- Psalm 100:5 NIV

Lord, thank you for all the challenges and triumphs of 2016. Help me to reflect on your goodness, regardless of my circumstances. Help me to trust in your faithfulness as I look forward to 2017. In Jesus’ name, amen.