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Hindsight is 2020–My Reflections on this Past Year

So, if you had to describe this past year, what word would you use? Ordinary, predictable, same ol’ same ol’, routine, easy, steady, certain, peaceful..? I’m guessing probably not.

And neither would I. So looking back, what can I say?

I have so many thoughts that I desire to pour out in this article that I feel pulled in a million different directions. Should I write poetry, or perhaps, the lessons learned, goals achieved, ways that God worked on and grew me…?

An entire year–365 days–that’s a whole lot to cram into a single blog post.

Much could be said, but what I want to center on is that from the beginning of creation to this day many things have changed, only 1 has remained–

You, Jehovah, the Everlasting God, the Great I AM, 
the First + the Last, the Beginning + the End, 
the Sovereign + Eternal One, 
You are Faithful.
As the rising and the setting of the sun remind us everyday--
You are still in control.
You Remain.
And You remain Unshaken.
Only You.
And Your kingdom is an everlasting One
That can never be shaken, O God.
Only You can do beautiful things in the midst of a pandemic.
Only You can cause the sun to rise and set.
Only You can make the birds to sing +
Only You cause the stars to keep their course.
Only You clothe the flowers of the field in glorious splendor.
Only You cause the rain to come forth + produce food for us to eat.
Only You supply for our needs when provision seems impossible.
Only You provide peace + joy + hope in the midst of death.
Only You open doors for Your Word.
Only You are in control.

Some Lessons Learned in a New Way this Past Year

  • Be Flexible. Always.
  • His thoughts and plans are higher than mine.
  • Abide in Him and His Words and I will bear much fruit.
  • Be obedient while there’s the opportunity.

Finally, if I had to choose a verse to sum up the year that most people desire to forget, it would have to be:

Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.

Romans 12:12 (NIV)

So how would you sum up this past year?

How have you seen God’s faithfulness in the midst of such turmoil? Comment below, I’d love to hear!


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