My devotional was pretty great today for the New Year and so I thought I would share part of it:
I stand between the years. The Light of My Presence is flung across the year to come…the radiance of the Sun of Righteousness. Backward over the past year is My Shadow thrown, hiding trouble and sorrow and disappointment. Dwell not of the past…only the present. Only use the past as the trees use My Sunlight to absorb it, to make from it in after days the warming fire-rays. So store only the blessings from Me, the Light of the World. Encourage yourselves by the thought of these. Bury every fear of the future, of poverty for those dear to you, of suffering, of loss. Bury all thought of unkindness and bitterness, all your dislikes, your resentments, your sense of failure, your disappointment in others and in yourselves, your gloom, your dependency, and let us leave them all, buried, and go forward to a new and risen life. Remember that you must not see as the world sees. I hold the year in My Hands…in trust for you. But I shall guide you one day at a time. Leave the rest with Me. You must not anticipate the gift by fears or thoughts of days ahead. And for each day I shall supply the wisdom and strength.