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  • Writer's pictureLaura Kae

Happy new year

My only resolution I really thought about today is how nice it would be to be home from all my parties by 11:00 and bring in the New Year with God right before I fell asleep. But then it was like -3 and the party was super awesome and I stayed until after midnight partly so I could get a ride and partly because the evening was just so amazing. 2017 came in with great cruelty and left with great joy. It came in without hope and left with deep, genuine, well-grounded hope.

2017 was a brutally painful year in my life, but it ended so well in the last few weeks that the whole year nearly seems good. I am on a spiritual high that I have never had in my life. The joy and hope that flows through me is incredible. My hope is built on nothing less than Jesus’ blood and righteousness. I dare not trust the sweetest frame, but wholly rest on Jesus’ name. On Christ the solid rock I stand. All other ground is sinking sand. All other ground is sinking sand.

Good morning, 2018. May God answer the prayers I pray tonight and as I wake in the morning which I pray over 2018 with the same faithfulness that He answered those I prayed a year ago today. He is faithful. He is my God. My answerer of prayer. I think of how Francis Chan knows that God exists because of the way He answers prayer. I want to learn to know God’s heart so well and want what God wants so much that my prayers more and more often get met with a “yes” because my will is looking more like Jesus’, so I can pray in line with God’s will so much easier.

It is really late. I hope this is making sense.

God is so incredibly good.

Going a little farther, he fell to the ground and prayed that if possible the hour might pass from him. “Abba, Father,” he said, “everything is possible for you. Take this cup from me. Yet not what I will, but what you will.” – The Gospel according to Mark

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