January 24, 2018 | Uncategorized | 0 comments | Author:

They say this week of the new year is the hardest for many of us. It’s where we’ve dug into the new year with some depth and we’re starting to realize that we may not achieve all of our goals. Or perhaps any of them.

I’m there. One of my resolutions was to be mostly caffeine free. I’m trying. Sort of. Honestly I’m not succeeding at all. Last week, mostly by myself, I used up an entire Costco-sized bag of coffee beans. I told myself that our new pour-over takes a lot of coffee per cup. And the french press. And the Aero press. Etc. and so forth.

So our goals aren’t exactly shaping up the way we hoped, planned and expected. It’s depressing. Hard. Embarrassing.

Eleven months are still left in this new year, but we are losing heart.

“The LORD is close to the brokenhearted; He rescues those whose spirits are crushed.” Psalm 34:18

No matter where those resolutions are…or aren’t. No matter what is happening that is breaking and crushing you, today, all is not lost and you are not going backwards. You are growing close to your rescuer. He is close to you. He is here to rescue you.

Praying that you will be filled with hope and courage, that you will feel the presence of Jesus close to you, rescuing you, this week ♥

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