A scripture to remember all through the new year:
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. He will direct your path.” Prov. 3:5-6
May God make our year a happy one. Not by making our paths easy, but by making us sturdy to travel any path. Not by shielding us from all sorrows and pain, but by strengthening us to bear them as they come. Not by taking hardships from us, but by taking fear from our hearts. Not by making our lives always pleasant, but by showing us the many little blessings in our lives. Not by focusing on self-love, but by being there when those we love need us the most. Not by making us anxious, but by relying on God’s love, peace, hope, and joy for the year ahead.