Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love,
    for I have put my trust in you.
Show me the way I should go,
    for to you I entrust my life.

Psalm 143:8 (NET)

I’ve struggled to write this end-of-year blog. In fact, I’ve written it a couple of times. My desire is always to share something that will encourage you in your walk with God. It seemed fitting to use the end of the year to review the past year for what has happened and what I have learned.

2020 was nothing like what I expected. As I tried to write, it seemed like all I was doing was complaining about the year. Yes, there is much to complain about. I don’t like that I missed important dates with my grandgirlies, Bible Study and church were cancelled for weeks, mask wearing is uncomfortable, hugs are missed, distance learning for my grandgirlies is difficult, too much screen time, too much yelling by pundits on the television…and that just names a few.

What I did learn was that connection is important and I had to find a way to make it happen. Phone calls, Facetime, texts, emails, zoom were my lifelines to those I love. Life is simpler. Beauty in nature is important for my well-being. A funny dog brings a smile. Companionship with Mark brings stability.

If you know anything about the enneagram, I am a number 8. Being out of control is very hard for me. COVID has taken over our lives and I can do nothing about it. I follow the rules. I wait for my turn with the vaccine. I look for new ways to do things so that some semblance of normalcy returns.

But most of all, I trust God for each day’s path. I can’t see farther ahead than today so it is of no use to worry and fret about tomorrow. He knows what 2021 holds and I know it is for my good. I’m ready to put up that new calendar and step into a new year with God’s grace and my hand in His.