As I contemplate on the year past,- the highs, the lows, the things done right, the things done wrong, the checks, the regrets; the one thing I am thankful for is the hope i have in Christ. In Christ I know I am a new creation; not by my own works but by what He has done on the cross. So the old 'me' has gone and the new is here...waiting for the day when I am no longer a work-in-progress but made perfect.
As I look into the New Year, I realise I can't determine what tomorrow, next week or next month will look like because I have no control. I can only pray that Christ will help me to respond as He wills in whatever situation He allows me to encounter. I ask for HIs strength to persevere when the going gets tough, His compassion when faced with difficult people and His wisdom when I do not understand.
As the clock strikes 12 and the New Year begins, I rest in the knowledge that He has already taken care of my 2019.