New Year’s resolutions

The New Year can offer some people new opportunities, new adventures and the chance to look forward to improving their lives.

Others, may be affected by unemployment, sickness, drought and the unavailability of decent housing. Some are still recovering from cyclones, floods and bushfires and all of us are continually facing rising costs.  As a consequence, it would be easy to drop our bundles and look at the New Year as a time of further struggle, more pain and less jobs.

As we face a new year, we might consider taking up the challenges of life and re-examine our past experiences, failures and indiscretions. We could see these as opportunities to improve what we have, or even explore different avenues that could positively affect ours and our family’s future lives.

So often we start the new year with great ideas for change to our normal life style, and so often our New Year’s resolutions get thrown into the ‘too hard’ basket after a short time. Maybe we try and resolve to do too much.  While our ideas might have considerable merit, some resolutions can tend to become difficult to maintain on an on-going basis.

Perhaps a simple resolution is to take positive steps to trust the God of our creation more than we do currently. I believe this requires an on-going daily discussion with God, preferably, before we get out of bed each morning.

If we can trust that the Divine Presence in our lives will help and support our actions and deliberations throughout the day, then this will seriously affect our approach to life and could be the only New year’s resolution we need to make.

So, happy New Year my friends

I’m Peter Mack and that’s faith.

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