Monday, January 19, 2009

Quiet Moments With God -- New Beginnings

Sometimes we feel as if we're at the end. Our mind tells us that it’s over, the fun, the excitement, maybe even our life. But, there is always tomorrow.

Today while reading my Utmost For His Highest I was struck by something Oswald Chambers said. “Let the past rest, but let it rest in the sweet embrace of Christ. Leave the broken, irreversible past in His hands, and step out into the invincible future with him.”

Beautiful, encouraging, exciting words! There is always tomorrow. Let’s not languish in past failures or misfortunes. Do not let the quagmire of today, hold you down. Instead, step out with hope and expectation anticipating whatever God has in store. Our circumstances may shout at us, saying we have no hope and no future, but circumstances lie. With God there is always hope. There is always another day. Even when we face our last day on earth eternity waits. There is no end, only new beginnings.

And so as the New Year fades, I embrace today and tomorrow. I look forward to what God has in store for me, His child. He promises to walk every step with me and with you. Look to your left, look to your right, look behind you—He is there. We are never alone.

God directs our paths. Listen to Him and believe. Step out with shouting and with joy. There is so much still ahead. It's a new day.

Grace and peace to you from God.



  1. Thanks for the reminder, Bonnie.

  2. You're welcome, Beth.

    Many blessings to you.