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When the Old Year Won’t LET GO

Everywhere I look right now, people are writing about the NEW year. Fresh start. Beginnings.

old year

What if the old year won’t let go?

All of the old patterns still play their tune.

All of the old thoughts still resonate through your brain.

All of the old behaviors still reside in your actions.

All of the old is still STUCK.

All of the old regrets linger.

All of the old things undone are still – undone.

Remember – Jesus is new every day. Every moment.

The old things are gone – the new is here.

Even when it doesn’t feel like it.

So from now on we regard no one from a worldly point of view. Though we once regarded Christ in this way, we do so no longer. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God. God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.        2 Corinthians 5: 17-21

Before you move on, take a moment and ask why. Why won’t the old let go?

What are you holding onto that tightly?

That is what you need to give to Him. He can take it. Let Him.

Yet this I call to mind and therefore

I have hope:

Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail.

They are new every morning;

great is your faithfulness.

Lamentations 3:21-24

So, when the old year won’t let go, YOU let go of it.

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