2017 already? I can’t believe a new year is here already! (And yes, we are already almost to the end of January but still…a new year!) I’m so excited for what God has in store for 2017. I’m praying for new adventures, opportunities, peace, and joy. This past year God has shown me what it means to stay joyful, and I’m praying the same for 2017. Joy- is different than happiness. Joy is having a continual peace even when you’e going through tough things- knowing God is on your side. Life is tough, right? Life is not always sunshine and rainbows although, I feel things like instagram and pinterest can almost paint that picture nowadays. But life have it’s twists and turns….there are bumps in the road and there are mountains to climb. But joy- in the Lord- keeps us going. It keeps us pressing on. It keeps us feeling loved by God, even when there are dark days.
My prayer for 2017 for you is this: “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13
Be blessed and be loved.