A new tomorrow…with no mistakes in it.

“Marilla, isn’t it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?” – Anne Shirley, Anne of Green Gables

Isn’t it nice to think that tomorrow is a new YEAR with no mistakes in it yet? I love taking this week between Christmas and New Year’s Day to slow down, ponder, and reflect.

It’s good to take stock of the year,
make new plans,
pray about what’s next,
organize our homes,
de-clutter our lives,
cut out non-essentials,
give thought to our choices,
focus on healthier habits,
work on self-restraint,
draw closer to God.

However, it can also be overwhelming to set goals and plans for a whole year. It’s hard to know that some of the resolutions we make tonight may fall by the wayside in a few days or weeks.

That’s why I always like to remind myself that every day is a new day with no mistakes in it yet.

Every day is a new tomorrow.
Every day is a fresh start.
Every day is a brand new opportunity to grow closer to God, follow His ways, and make His priorities our priorities.

My 2023 started with burst pipes and a flooded garage, office, and closet. It was NOT an awesome way to start the year.

It taught me that the way a year starts or finishes really doesn’t have any bearing on God’s plans for our lives. Some years are better than others. Some years are harder (or MUCH harder than others). But God is with us through it all.

So, if looking at a new year causes you to feel overwhelmed or stressed or funky, or if looking back at this past year causes you to feel regret or guilt, then just remember that tomorrow is a new day.

Tomorrow is a new day with the Lord. Every day is filled with new potential. And His mercies are new for each day.

“The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness” (Lam. 3:22-23)

Happy New Year to you, Kindred Spirits! I wish you the absolute best in 2024!

Rachel xx

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