but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
Hope. That is my word for this year. I’ve had a “word” for years. And for years I would start a new journal and outline my personal, relational, physical, spiritual and work goals. In detail. Then one year as I sat to write, nothing would come. Other than the word “balance.” Hummm. Anyone who knows me…. So instead of pages of detailed goals I wrote one word. Balance. I can’t say that I finished out the year having fully put into practice balance, but I was certainly more aware.
Since that time, I’ve had a word each year. I don’t seek the word. I let it come to me. In fact this year, in November, I remembered that is was time to start praying about my word and before I even finished the thought the word “hope” came to mind. Done. Just like that.
My husband has asked if I’m hoping for healing. I told him I’m not putting any expectations on the word. I’m waiting for God to show me what the word means for me this year. So far the word has given me peace. Certainly not what I would have expected but I can’t ask for anything more.
Do you have a word for the year? If so, what is it?
Living with hope in peace, on the Journey. Jackie