2011 is gonna be a good year. I'm naming it and claiming it!
This past weekend I spent a lot of time reading back through my journals for 2010. And yes- that's plural....journalS....There were 3 of them! Geeeez. That's a lot, even for me!
I'm not one of those people that get a 'word' for the year....or have a vision for the year...(maybe I should be...?) But either way. That's not me. Although last year, for the first time, that happened. And I just remember hearing the Lord tell me that 2010 was going to be a battle.
As soon as I heard him say that- I felt a quick assurance follow up with that word, battle. The quick assurance He gave was this: It's going to be a battle, but Minda, you are ready for it.
So. Here we are, with 2010 wrapped up and I was reading through my journals. When I read the last page- all I could do was sit and stare at the page. I felt two very conflicting things. I felt a heaviness. Just the sense of "whoa. that WAS a year of battle. " Lots of hard things took place this year. But at the same time- I couldn't help the grin that spread across my face of the sweet realization of "wow. God, you are good. Even amidst all the hard things that took place- it was SO MUCH EASIER to walk through it with you. And you are SO worth my trust."
As I was driving on Saturday morning- this song kept playing through my mind:
'Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus,As I think about 2011, I realize that I still have a long way to go in the 'trusting Him' business. But it REALLY is so sweet to trust Him. To look back over the year and see how He provided, to see how He changed me, to see how much more I love Him. But yes, I still will need grace to trust Him in 2011.
and to take him at his word;
just to rest upon his promise,
and to know, "Thus saith the Lord."
Jesus, Jesus, how I trust him!
How I've proved him o'er and o'er!
Jesus, Jesus, precious Jesus!
O for grace to trust him more!
2011 is going to be a good year.