It’s hard for me to believe 2015 has come to an end and that we are now in 2016, in some ways I’m excited about the New Year ahead but in other ways sad about missed opportunities in 2015.
The main reason for these was that both Ron and myself were seriously ill last year, although we do give heartfelt thanks for God’s Intervention more than once during the year.
My Lupus disappeared which was diagnosed 18 years ago and towards the end of the year having had a heart attack God expressed His Love, Care and Protection by intervening Miraculously and healing me of the damage to my Heart so that I didn’t need an Operation (see links at bottom) and Thankfully Ron also no longer has the Cancerous Tumour in his back although he is still having some Chemo as a preventive measure.
God also intervened when my Mobility Scooter battery needed charging, I got home without any charge left, both times.
But I still feel I never achieved the goals that I had planned for the year, such as doing a Counseling Course and Volunteering to help in a Day Care Centre for Children and also not being able to go on our Holiday to South Australia to meet Bj one of our valued friends that we met Blogging, they never happened. Was it the right time for them, I believe it would have been but Life happened.
Praise God it is now 2016 and I’m looking ahead and forgetting what has gone except for the good I experienced and what I learned from what I went through and I’m now taking one day at a time again and Trusting in God for His Leading and knowing He is close gives me an assurance that no matter what happens in the future good and bad I’m not alone and that He will give me the Strength to walk Victoriously.
Why do I have so much Assurance, well apart from the evidence that He is always with us, I remember also the Scriptures below that He gave me to hold onto in the Storms that Life brings.
Isaiah 43:1-3 – Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you. I have called you by name you are mine. When you go through deep waters and great trouble I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty you will not drown! When you walk through the fire of oppression you will not be burned up the flames will not consume you. For I am the LORD, your God, The Holy One of Israel, your Saviour.”
Jeremiah 29 :11-12 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of Peace and not of evil, to give you a Future and a Hope.
Lamentations 3: 33 For God doth not afflict willingly nor grieve the Children of Men.
“Christ” ian Love and Blessings for the New Year from both of us – Anne.