Let’s lift our glasses!
May we leave anger behind and forgive. May our mistakes and shame, as well as those of other people, fade into forgotten shadows.
Sadness, defeat, depression, fear, hopelessness, self-loathing…these are also members of the past. Forgiveness, redemption, and the resurrection of joy are gifts from God. Let us choose to engage the healing process!
Sickness too belonged to yesterday; now there is a fresh layer of peace. Healing and eternity are in the hands of our Savior.
Loss has hurt us. Let us grieve then, and allow our renewing souls to fill once again with gratitude. Jesus lived our sorrows and lives today as our tether to hope.
May this next year be better than the last!
Happy New Year!
Isaiah 43:16, 18-19 NLT
I am the Lord, who opened a way through the waters, making a dry path through the sea. “But forget all that— it is nothing compared to what I am going to do. For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it? I will make a pathway through the wilderness. I will create rivers in the dry wasteland.
New Year toasts have been an Always the Fight Blog tradition for nine years.