Goodbye 2008, Hello 2009!

When I look back upon 2008, I see a year full of both blessings and joy, and at the same time, pain and confusion.

2008 has been an adventure, filled with many surprises, both good and bad, unexpected twists and turns, and ups and downs. I do not even know where to start describing the year, and in ways, I don’t think I can do so at all!

But, even in my short reflection of the year, there has been one thing which has remained constant in my life – the love of God, giving me hope and encouraging me. I have learned so much throughout the year – things which will change me for eternity.

A lot of things I do not feel I can share openly – but one thing I will want to say, looking forward to 2009, seeing what the new year brings – I have no expectations of good or bad things, for I do not know what the future holds, but I can trust in the Lord’s love, which endures forever.

Through all circumstances, God can teach us and change us. It doesn’t have to be through bad things, nor good things – but in ALL things.

So, with the Lord as my shepherd, I look to 2009, to see what new things God can teach me!

Blessed be the name of the Lord, who has brought me through 2008!

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