From Heart to Heart with Holley on New Years

The New Year arrives soon.

My mind races ahead and tries to peer into days, weeks, months.

The questions quickly follow.

What if...?

How will I...?

I want to begin the year with a heart lifted up in HOPE. Yet worry threatens to pull me down.

And in all of this I wonder, "What does God really want from me this year?" I find out on a chilly morning at a wooden table in my kitchen, coffee cup in my hand--


{God} takes no pleasure in the strength of a horse or in human might. No, the Lord's delight is in those who fear Him, those who put their hope in His unfailing love. Psalm 147:10-11


I ponder those first phrases--the strength of a horse, human might. What does that mean? Oh, the striving, the endless effort, the independence.

Then the others--those who fear Him, those who put their HOPE in His unfailing love. And what does that mean? Yes, the abiding, the relationship, the trusting.

I catch a glimpse of freedom then. Because it's the second that brings not just a smile, not just a bit of joy, but DELIGHT to God's heart. Delight!

Yes, you and I can chase the fear of failure out the door because it's trust God wants--not results. And we can welcome unfailing love with these words instead: 


Even  if ______________________________________________

    God's love will not fail me.

No matter how ________________________________________

    God's love will not fail me.


I write out my worries in a list just like the one above. Then I lean back from the kitchen table, smile, and set down my cup.

I feel warmer already.

We may not know what the New Year holds...

but we can be certain of Love that will not let us go.


written with love for you by holley

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