Another year has concluded and most of us barely crawled across the finish line. Reflecting on 2016, it was a wild ride full of ups and downs. But we would not have been able to make it through if it was not for the grace of God! Every New Years Eve, we hold onto the hope that the next year will be better, that we will be better. The truth is that there will never be a year without failure or disaster. But what God has in store for us is greater than any hurdle that might get in our way. As we think of the resolutions we made for 2017, we cannot forget about the spiritual resolutions that God is calling us to make every day. No matter where we are in our faith, our hearts will always be ready to convert back to Jesus. As it says in 2 Corinthians 5:17, “if anyone is in Christ he is a new creature; the old things have passed away, behold new things have come!” Before we put on our brave faces and prepare to take on the unexpected, remember that our source of strength comes from our God and he can make anything new.
By Abby Wolpiuk