Saturday, January 05, 2008

Its a new day

This time of year, everyone is busy making their new years resolutions. They are signing up for gym memberships, new diets and doing an inventory of their lives. Even though its just a change in numbers, the new year seems to allow people to mentally put the previous year behind and begin again. It all sounds really wonderful, except, that things aren't always so easy to move past. Some people are faced with the wreckage of 2007 and can't just "start fresh". I have friends who are dealing with impending divorces, addictions, bankruptcy and a sense of failure that doesn't just disappear with the drop of the ball.

I have come to be inspired by a new band, the Robbie Seay band. One song in particular has really struck me lately. The title is "New Day". The song expresses what so many need to hear.

I'm gonna sing this song
To let you know that you're not alone
And if you're like me
You need hope, coffee, and melody
So sit back down
Let the world keep spinning round
For yesterday's gone and today is waiting on you to show your face

It might not be
The prettiest thing that you'll ever see
But it's a new day, oh baby it's a new day
And it might not look like
A beautiful sunrise
But it's a new day, oh baby, it's a new day

I love the message because it tells the truth that most of us face. A new year doesn't always bring roses and sunshine. It might mean you are faced with the after math of a storm. It might mean that you are fighting with every ounce not take a drink. It might mean your marriage may not make it another day. The point is not to discourage, but rather to look at your life objectively and honestly and realize that even though those things are weighing you down, its still a new day each and every morning. You can choose to live in the pain and past or choose to let go however slowly of yesterday and look the new day in the face with courage.

One thing I have learned over all the years Todd and I have been together, is that the issues of today will not matter tomorrow. We have faced pain and rejection. We have faced tough financial times, not knowing how we were going to pay last month's mortgage payment. But God has also seen us through those times. We have never been alone, and though they were not easy or pain-free, they were only temporary. I know that had we been facing those things alone, we would have never become the people we are today. We are still facing storms, but our faith and love for God has only intensified.

And a new day came eventually.


At 12:50 AM, Blogger Kristen said...

You haven't posted in a while.


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