|My new blessing journal and new devotional.|
“You were wearied with the length of your way, but you did not say, ‘It is hopeless’; you found new life for your strength, and so you were not faint.” – Isaiah 57:10 (ESV)
Happy new year! As I read that verse from Isaiah, I found it fitting for my state of mind as I awoke to a new day, month, and year this morning (even though I went to bed on the same day I awoke). That Hebrew word “new” up there means, “lively, active”. Do you need a lively and active life filled with hope, possibilities, sightings of God at work? I sure do.
Through a simple mix-up of coffee last night (it was not decaf after all), I attempted to fall asleep. However, my mind was in full operational mode and I began to rehash the year 2012 and found myself remembering a list of my failures rather than remembering the blessings of God.
I eventually fell into a good and restful sleep only to awaken to a quiet house this morning and my memories while I fell asleep awoke, too.
Tears cognizant of my disappointment perched in my eyes waiting for the right trigger to permit them to fall. Usually a tender word prompts the dam to break and the water to flow over and out.
A few managed to bubble up and over when my sweet husband came into the kitchen and found me sitting at the counter struggling to start a new knitting project (for the tenth time) in the quiet. I had not even gotten up from my perch to pour my coffee I had just brewed.