I can’t believe the new year is here. 2018 went by extremely fast.
In January we found out we were having a girl and then proceeded all the fun things in order to get ready for the baby to arrive! In June she made her entrance into this world and we became PARENTS! It still sounds so crazy to me when I say that. Haha.
In October we moved out of Nick and I’s first home together. It was a move filled with so many emotions. It was our first house. The house we came to the night of our wedding. The house we brought our first little pup to. The house we brought our little baby girl home to. It was a house filled with all of the firsts. Moving out of this house was not an easy thing. It challenged me to trust the Lord in the greatest of ways and to be honest I’m still trusting and believing Him for things that 2018 didn’t bring. Our hearts have deeply desired things that we are still waiting to reap and although things don’t always make sense or add up, we are trusting in the Lord. So when the door opened, we moved out of our home into a temporary lease and it was our way of truly surrendering to God. We didn’t want anything to hold us back from any opportunity or move that the Lord will bring to us. We truly want to be open and ready for whatever the Lord has without having anything strapping us down or hindering us from taking that leap.
So in this season we trust Him and wait with praise in our mouth and expectancy in our heart. 2018 brought the highest of highs and yet we also experienced some lows…. but that’s life. It’s filled with many ups and downs and the key is to keep trusting in the faithful one, Jesus. Maybe you’re yearning for a family member to come to know Christ, battling a sickness, longing for a new career or just so badly desiring to see positive come across that pregnancy test. Don’t lose hope. Don’t get discouraged. Don’t let your faith waiver. If it’s one thing I know and have seen to be true it’s that the Lord is always faithful and always on time. Sure, there are many things I will never understand but I have to trust that He has a purpose and reason for them all. Through our struggles and adversities we are able to help so many who are going through our past hurts. The highs and lows both hold great significance. So stand today in this new year with boldness and confidence in the Lord. Start this new year knowing that His promises are yes and amen. The Lord desires for the seeds He’s placed in your heart to grow and flourish. Remain true and faithful to Him. I can’t wait to see what 2019 holds!