A New Year’s Prayer

Happy New Year! The following is a New Year’s prayer that I hope you will enjoy. The author is unknown. I love how it puts things into perspective. Not one of us can look ahead and expect a year without any hiccups. Sometimes people think that the fact we have trials and hardships shows that God is not present in our circumstance. I hope that by reading this perspective you will see that God is in the middle of every circumstance and situation we may find ourselves in. He was there in 2009 and will be in 2010 as well. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever!

May God make your year a happy one!

Not by shielding you from all sorrows and pain~~
but by strengthening you to bear it, as it comes;
Not by making your path easy~~
but by making you sturdy to travel any path;
Not by taking hardships from you~~
but by taking fear from your heart;
Not by granting you unbroken sunshine~~
but by keeping your face bright, even in the shadows;
Not by making your life always pleasant~~
but by showing you when people and their causes need you most,
and making you anxious to be there to help.
God’s love, peace, hope and joy to you for the year ahead.
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