Coffee at 12:30am isn't a good choice for me, but I am thankful for the late night quiet time it brought to me on New Years Eve. I guess it was really 4:00am on New Years Day, but after a week of vacation it all runs together, right?
As I lay awake journaling about the upcoming year, I started feeling anxious. In the upcoming year, there is no doubt in my mind that there will be pain, sadness, hurt, disappointment, fights, apologies, and tears. All of the sudden, I didn't want to face what was to come.
I was in need of comfort and opened my Bible to read some words of wisdom, comfort & guidance.
"No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared or those who love Him." - 1 Corinthians 2:9
God has prepared every part of my year. He knows what is going to happen, He knows how much I can handle, He knows what I need in order to know Him better. He knows if I'm going to have a sunny gorgeous wedding day. He knows if my car will make it another year.
As His child, He knows what is best for me, better than I myself know. And in that, I find peace.
So for the first part of my memory work in 2011, I will cling to 1 Corinthians 2:9, and encourage you to do the same.