I love new beginnings.
From a fresh start every morning to the first day of a new year, I welcome the chance to evaluate where I am and make plans for where I want to be.
Along with the excitement however, can come a tinge of apprehension, wondering what lies ahead.
As we step into 2013 today, I find the words of this hymn particularly comforting.
Be Still My Soul
Be still, my soul: the Lord is on thy side.
patiently the cross of grief or pain.
Leave to thy God to order and
In every change, He faithful will remain.
Be still, my soul: thy
best, thy heavenly Friend
Through thorny ways leads to a joyful
Be still, my soul: thy God doth undertake
To guide the future, as
He has the past.
Thy hope, thy confidence let nothing shake;
mysterious shall be bright at last.
Be still, my soul: the waves and winds
His voice Who ruled them while He dwelt below.
~Katharine von Schlegel
Praising the Lord for His blessings in 2012, thanking Him for His grace and protection, and looking forward to seeing His plan unfold for our family – and yours – in 2013!