Day 1: Welcome to 2021
Happy 2021, y'all!
Wow. I forgot how hard it can be to start a blog post.
In any case, welcome to Another 100 Days of Hannah!
For those of you who have been following my writing for a while, you'll know that I participated in the 100 Days of Blogging challenge that, for me, ran from late April through August (I think?).
As someone who enjoys writing, it was a great way for me to get in a consistent blogging habit.. that I have since fallen back out of.
However, a new year is for new goals and aspirations, so here I am again, attempting 100 days straight of blogging.
Okay, notable aspirations aside... What is there to say on the first day of the new year?
as several hours before 2020 came to a close, I sat down with my journal and began reading some things that I wrote in the early days of this past year. When I got to this entry from Jan 4th, I was admittedly stunned.
Psalm 46:2 (TPT)
So, we will never fear, even if every structure of support were to crumble away. We will not fear, even when the earth quakes and shakes, moving mountains and casing them into the sea.
For the roar of stormy winds and crashing waves cannot erode our faith in you.
Hannah's take: The Earth - what we stand on, what we build on -> essentially our core. Even if this - the essence of our beliefs, the essence of our being - shakes and breaks apart, we are not to be afraid. Even if everything that we know and love and hold dear is turned upside-down and torn apart, still our faith in God is not eroded. God, increase my faith!
Woah. As I reflect on the past year, these verses seem so fitting, in ways that I never realized they could be as I pondered them. In 2020, everything was shaken.
He stood firm, as the Rock of Ages, never wavering in His steadfast love and tender mercies. Ever present, ever faithful, no matter the storm.
And, beautifully, He remains as we enter this new year - regardless of what these 12 months may hold. May our strength, hope, and peace be found in Him, so that as the next year closes, we may boldly say:
For [even] the roar of stormy winds and crashing waves cannot erode our faith in you.
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