I don’t do Resolutions for the New Year. I feel like you can start something new or try to get better at something, etc. anytime of the year. Instead I have a word for the new year. One I can get inspiration from, lift me up, keep me going & keep me looking forward. A word that the whole family can benefit from focusing on during the year.
Last year my word was hope. I focused on keeping hope throughout the year. When Eric would not feel any hope I prayed for enough hope for both of us. When he saw I still had hope, it would muster him to find some hope.
It’s difficult to have hope in some situations. When you can see no good that can come from your circumstances, but I derive my hope from the Lord. He kept me hopeful all year long & there were good things that did come out of the bad.
This years word that God gave me is Faith. I will have faith that he is with us all the time & in all circumstances. Faith that even when we are tested we will come through stronger. It takes faith to keep a positive outlook when so many bad things happen to people you love. No matter what this year brings, I have faith that God has a plan & will use all things for his glory.
Does your family have a word for the year? If so I would love to hear it.