Rejoicing and resting in the new year – I’m sharing over at Our Daily Bread

Those first few days of a new year can be some hard days for me.  I can get all tangled and knotted up in worry over all the unknown cares and unforeseen events that will fill up that still-blank calendar.

I can easily feel crushed with the weight of TRYING—trying to do more, read more, exercise more, pray more, reach out more,  clean more.   It can be a week into a new year, and I already feel behind.

But I’ve been sharing over on the Our Daily Bread Facebook page about how we can rejoice and rest in a new year.

Yes, rejoice!

Yes, rest!

Scripture tells us:

“Rejoice always” (1 Thessalonians 5:16) and “Rejoice in the Lᴏʀᴅ and be glad, you righteous; sing, all you who are upright in heart!” (Psalm 32:11).

I’d love it and I’d be so honored if you’d hop on over to the Our Daily Bread Facebook page and read my note of encouragement and the reminder that :

“We rejoice, not because of what happens around us or within us, but we rejoice in God Himself. We rejoice in who He is, in His faithful, never-changing, always-trustworthy character. We rejoice in His presence right there with us in the middle of everything we face now and anything and everything we’ll encounter in the new year.”

If you’re a Facebook user, you can click here to read the full post and, if you’d like, you can comment and share.  That’d be a blessing to me!

I’m looking forward to more opportunities to share on the Our Daily Bread Facebook page in the coming year.  If you like their page, hopefully you won’t miss any of the articles!