“You have no idea,” I growl at the computer screen.
It is a New Year but I never had that New Year fresh start feeling. I have a new word, a new verse, a new promise, and a new song for this year for 2017. All of this is new for 2017, but I am still dealing with same unresolved issues from 2016.
I still have a restless spirit. I was hoping that when the ball dropped at midnight (not that I could stay awake that long to watch it), my purpose in this chronic illness would be revealed. While the house has showed numerous times, we still have had no offers. I still don’t know where we will move and I still don’t know if we will buy or build a home.
These unresolved problems I hoped would remain in 2016. However, these problems have ignored the calendar. What are we to do when it is a New Year, but we have the same old issues?
I went back to my journal and underlined each time I wrote the word ‘still.’ Then God whispered in my spirit.
“Be still and know that I AM God.” (Psalm 46:10)
“Cease striving and know that I AM God.” (Psalm 46:10, NASB)
God reminded me that while I might have some carry over issues, that He is Sovereign and in control. I need to quiet my restless spirit and recognize that He is God and I am not and for heaven sake, stop worrying so much.
Do you have any issues from 2016 (or before) that have carried over into this New Year?
How does the reminder that God is in control change your perspective?
~April Dawn White
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