|flower pot with fresh growth|
One thing that shouldn’t change is our hope.
Recently, I queued up a song on my mp3 player that I hadn’t heard in a while, Chris Rice’s Smellin’ Coffee. I love the line about waking up and the past being gone. That’s the hope of a new season. That’s the gift of a new day, a new week, a new year.
Winter can drag on, can’t it? But I’m glad God gives us seasons. Seasons remind us of newness because change is always happening. And new years. A new year comes complete with hope. That’s why people make resolutions. They feel emboldened by the fresh start.
Truth is, everyday offers the gift of hope.
This I recall to my mind,
Therefore I have hope.
Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed,
Because His compassions fail not.
They are new every morning;
Great is Your faithfulness.
(Lamentations 3:21-23 NKJV)
So, no matter how yesterday went, we can leave it with God. Good or bad, we can walk forward, unencumbered. Into a new season, into a new day, a new year. Embracing grace.