As I sit here looking towards the new year, I am somewhat fearful and pessimistic, which really bugs me because I’m typically an optimist about things. But as I look back over the last six months it has been full of surprises both good and bad, highs and lows. I try to cling to my faith in God, I know He is faithful and does things in His own timing, but I can’t help but to worry about the future, with the economy not getting any better, no jobs available in my profession and just depressing news everywhere, it’s hard to remain optimistic. It has been my “Dark Night of the Soul” It seems I take one step forward only to fall back two…
Just a fews days till the new year, I’m hoping and praying that it will be a better year; not just for me but for everyone who is unemployed, hurting and getting depressed by their situations. I will continue to trust in the Lord and stand on my faith even when it’s hard to do. I know I must stand firm during this time, not only for myself but for my family, especially my dear wife.
So my prayer for this coming year is that it be full of grace, opportunity, peace, endurance, strength and resiliency.