New Year, Same Jesus

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times . . .”

2016 was one of my toughest years yet. It seemed like adversity caught me at every corner I turned, and I struggled to keep it together. At the same time though, 2016 was so incredibly beautiful. I grew so much, Jesus revealing himself through it all.

My struggles were great, but God was always greater. Life hurt, but it was nothing my Lord could not heal. Every time it looked as if there was no way out, God showed up, and He showed out.

The enemy tried to still my joy with loneliness, stress, anxiety, and fear. This world tried to convince me that I wasn’t enough. That God wasn’t enough. But this verse imprinted itself on my heart. “But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.” – 2 Corinthians 12:9.

The biggest lesson I’ve learned this year is that God is ALWAYS enough. Where I lack, He abounds. Where I am weak, He is strong. In my worry, He provides perfect peace.

I don’t have many New Year’s resolutions, and I haven’t for a few years now.  My goal for 2017 is to trust God less reluctantly, and to surrender more and more of my comfort to Him. {And to blog more frequently!}

Many of us look back at 2016, and see so much hurt, but guess what. We made it! This world may have thrown us some curveballs, but it was nothing God couldn’t handle. This year, I challenge you as well as myself to live a life that honors God as greater than us, and to look not at the size of our problems, but the size of our Lord.

Wishing you the best year yet!

Love always,

Destinee Nicole

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