Waking Up In A New Year
After partying eating and drinking, and after the hugs and good wishes I went to bed. When I woke the feeling of unrestrained joy was tempered. This was another year, there would be pain and loss as well as joy and laughter. Frustration and failure would sit beside success and satisfaction. Self doubt and confidence would still play ping pong in the soul. Lord, Carry me another year, through the good and the bad. Urge me, once again, to walk a path that honours You. Teach me anew, of your greatness and love. In the darker moments gently take my face in your hands and call me, “My child.” Then, and only then can I make my tentative steps once again.