God loves new beginnings, have you noticed? And we, being His creatures, do too. Why are the stores going to be filled with cleaning and organizing supplies in January? Because we like to clean up, throw out, rearrange, and start over. Again. We are not being bad when we do this. Well, most of the time we are not being bad. I have thrown out or sold a few things over the years that I shouldn’t have. But we won’t go into that. Those bad things have since been forgiven. So I am starting fresh, a wiser woman for it.
We all want to put our best foot forward on the first day of the brand new year. But I guarantee you that we are all bound to trip up in some way sooner than we would like. But we must, absolutely must, remember that God washes us and forgives us anew every day, when ever we ask for it. We don’t have to wait for a new day or a new week or a new month or for a new year to start over. We don’t have to be bummed that we already broke a couple of new year’s resolutions before noon on day #1. God doesn’t care about our new year’s resolutions. He cares us about us looking to Him for our salvation, our repentance, our faith, our growth, our sanctification. Everything. And He is there for us 24/7. “Thanks be unto God for His unspeakable gift” (2 Cor. 9:15).