The year 2013 is over,
The first day of the new one nearly over,
I find myself strung out, the house in disarray, the laundry never caught up,
And yet I breathe in the year, the one I’ve not yet given up on…
The one that holds so much promise, so many new beginnings, so many firsts.
And my flesh quivers at the thought of the new, the uncharted territory, the things I don’t yet know how to do.
But God knows the days that make up the year we’ve named 2014 and He knows the things that make me shake in my boots and He is already there.
He already knows upon which rocks I’ll stumble,
In which caverns I’ll lose my way,
In which nights I’ll stand still in fear,
And yet He has gone before me,
Lighting up my path,
Beckoning me to come,
Lay down and die,
So that I might truly live,
And so I enter these days of 2014,
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”