Growing Your Faith
He's Doing a New Thingby Lori Hartin on January 5, 2016
“Forget about what’s happened; don’t keep going over old history. Be alert, be present. I’m about to do something brand-new. It’s bursting out! Don’t you see it?...”
–Isaiah 43:18-19, MSG
Happy New Year, Friends...
I hope that as the clock rolled over the midnight hour and your 2016 began, that you were filled with hope for what the new year will bring.
I've talked with many women who were relieved to say goodbye to 2015 and look forward with anticipation as to what the coming year holds. And I've talked with many women who are stuck, holding onto the past that so deeply disappointed and hurt them.
I know in my own experiences that when something has hurt us, it's hard to let go and allow our hearts to open again.
We don't feel safe.
We don't want to ever be that vulnerable again.
But I also know in my own experiences that when I have done this, I've missed a few blessings that were right in front of my eyes. I heard a new song on the radio that perfectly illustrated the importance of moving forward.
Is that first step scary? Yes! But you don't live in 2015 anymore. God is doing a new thing. He desperately wants you to see it. Will you take His hand and let Him show you?