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Monday, December 4, 2017

A Hopefilled CHRISTmas- reflecting on last year and saying goodbye

When I began this year with the series Building a Framework of Hope I had no idea it would turn into a YEAR long sequence of posts.

Little did I know what God had in store for me. What He wanted to teach me.

You see, these posts were just as much for me as they were for you.

2017 will not go down as the “Best year of my life” or even come close to it.

If I had to put a label on it, I would say 2017 has been the “MOST challenging year of my life”. 

I have been tested, refined, beaten down, shaken, and turned upside down. 

As this year comes to a close I must confess, my world has shifted and I have been redefined. I am still struggling to know who I am and what my role is in this new “norm” called my life. 

But one thing I can say with certainty: I have HOPE.

My foundation suffered a brutal beating this past year, but my Hope stayed secure. 

His Word, His promises, kept me safe in Him. 

Abiding in Him.

Resting in Him.

Learning that I am not alone.

He is always with me.

I don’t know how your year has gone, but I pray you know Who to cling to when storms come your way.

I pray this series blessed you in some way.

While it barely scratches the surfaces of learning to Hope in Him, I pray it’s at least a jumping off point for you. That as you enter 2018, you can build upon your foundation in Christ and mature in Him.

I’m not certain I will blog in 2018. I am still seeking God about that.

May HIS will, and not my own, be done.

Merry CHRISTmas dear Believer.

I pray you have a joyous time celebrating the birth of our Savior and a blessed 2018. 

Perhaps we will meet again in the blogging sphere.

“but those who hope in the Lord
    will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
    they will run and not grow weary,
    they will walk and not be faint.”