I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart;
I will recount all of your wonderful deeds.
I will be glad and exult in you;
I will sing praises to your name, O Most High.
Psalm 9: 1-2
Each December, as the year comes to an end, I typically spend time reflecting on the ups and downs of my year– moments with family, vacations, church events, celebrations, etc. This year is a doozy! Who knew that in one year, Leah and I would take one foster baby back to her family, only to receive a total of four siblings!? Last year, if you had asked me where I would be at the end of 2020 my answers would not have included a global pandemic or my family growing by four. The year has been difficult in many ways, but we have also had moments of great joy.
When life starts to feel overwhelming, I enjoy stopping and reading the Psalms to refocus my mind. Making a list of God’s wonderful deeds helps me remind myself that ultimately, He is in control, He is good, and His love is never ending.
Take time as we move into 2021 to make a list of God’s wonderful deeds. Find time to praise Him. I guarantee you will find your mind more settled and full of joy. We do not know what 2021 will look like for each of us, but we do know who hold the future. We know who gives us every blessing. We know who is worthy of our praise!
May the next few days be filled with joy and gratitude!