A New Thing Comments by Francesca Penty
I absolutely love this verse: Isaiah 43:18-25 (NKJV)
18 ď Do not remember the former things,
Nor consider the things of old.
19 Behold, I will do a new thing.
It was written around 700BC and yet it rings true still. To think God cares so much about the state of my mind is incredible. I love the fact the advice, warning us not to torture ourselves mulling over the past nor believe it predefines our future, is such common sense and is the kind of thing a best friend would tell you. But then there is more as God promises something new, hope of a different way, that itsí not all over its just beginning.
I have never particularly enjoyed New Year, thinking back. Having struggled with anxiety, I think it was going forward into the unknown that perturbed me. This year Iím asking God what He wants me to do in 2012 and feel excited to see what new things it brings.