If I can say one word to the year 2020, it will be: you are a piece of work.
You are unpredictable, temperamental, hard to live with.
You caused me anxiety, insecurity, exhaustion, even momentary depression.
Raise your hand if you agree with me.
But guess what? God made the year 2020 too.
So I decided that instead of mourning the things, times, the opportunities, the victories we lost, I will raise my spirit to be thankful.
I will thank each beautiful autumn day in southwest Florida.
I will thank my warm and delicious pumpkin spice latte in my hand.
I will thank my friends who got me, encouraged me, and loved me.
I will thank my husband for walking me through the darkest moments of 2020.
Try this: we can still laugh with a hurting heart.
We can still worship without knowing why things happen like they do.
And we can still be looking into heaven with tears in our eyes.
It doesn’t mean that my heartaches, my struggles, my time spent in the valleys don’t have worth. God made those things too.
But it’s time to rise up, sisters, rise up our hands to praise the Lord.
Throwback the past that couldn’t be changed, stop dwelling on all the ”what ifs.” Learn the lessons, move on.
Our time is short because the days are evil. We don’t have time to waste. There is so much work to do.
Our God is good. He has proven His goodness in my life over and over again.
He is faithful. He is still walking with me, protecting me with a cloud by day, leading me with fire by night.
So go ahead and praise Him today!
Can I get an Amen?
”Know, therefore, that the LORD your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commandments.” Deuteronomy 7:9