“So long to shame,
Walk through the sorrow,
Out of the fire,
So flush the pills,
Face the fear,
Feel the weight disappear,
We’re coming clean
We’re born again,
Our hopeful lungs can breathe again.
Oh we can breathe again.
Step into a new day.
We can rise up from the dust and walk away
We can dance upon the heartache, yeah.
So light a match, leave the past,
Burn the ships,
And don’t you look back.”
(For King and Country)
I honestly couldn’t imagine walking into another year at the start of 2018. I was walking through the worst and longest depression I have ever experienced. Questions loomed over my head that stirred up doubts and anxiety. But Time and Time again the Lord has proved that He is Faithful and True. Time and Time again He led me to a thankful place even in the midst of disappointment, hardship, and frustration. He is worthy of all praise, all trust, and all glory.
In the words of my sweet friend, Ning @shreddedgrace “He’s patient, kind, and gentle – He lets me ask all sorts of questions, He doesn’t just make vague statements about His grace – He sent me help, and He acknowledges, as to Elijah, that “the journey is too great for thee.” God never diminishes my grief but equips me for this path that bears the unmistakable imprint of the Divine.”
Walking into 2019, I find myself stronger in every area of my life than I was at the beginning of 2018. With everything I lost, I found Christ is sufficient. He has met all of my needs and so gently led me over the mountains and through the valleys. I don’t know what to expect for this new year but I do know that I can trust the Lord and I am not alone.
Happy New Year, friends!