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As I sit here and reflect on 2007, I am struck by how different 2007 was from any other year in my life. It wasn't an easier year (in fact it was the toughest year of my life) or a year where everything sailed smoothly, but through all the dark times, God was there. In spite of the challenges and troubles, He gave me a joy and peace that didn't change with the circumstances around me.

He is so faithful.

"For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal." - 2 Cor 4:17-18

I started 2007 beaten up and worn out from the agony of trying to survive, but by His grace and saving love, I ended 2007 so full of hope and anticipation of things to come. I never thought that I would get here, and it's beyond what I could've ever imagined, but He knew. He knew that when I thought I had no hope, that He would be the One helping me to press on. He knew that when I was hurting and broken, that He would restore me and make me whole.

He knows.

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." - Jeremiah 29:11

I never believed it before. I always thought that I would spend the rest of my life paying for the mistakes that I made in the past, but He taught me differently this year and even transformed me. How many of us are trapped in the prisons of our own making? I know I was trapped in guilt and condemnation for so long, but He was so kind and gentle and never stopped showing His love to me and most importantly, revealing to me what the Cross means for me. And as I saw how faithful, how trustworthy He really is, my heart started to open and somewhere along the way, I started trusting and really believing.

So bring on the trials and challenges, 2008!!! I will not fear nor run away, for my God is bigger than all this. He will thwart the plans of the enemy to destroy me, and He will be glorified and exalted. I am so excited to see how He will move in 2008!

Life can't get any better than this - having the Creator of the world on your side :)

May the Lord bless you more and more in 2008!

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