Switch that phone to DND, find a quiet space, grab a journal and pen (if that’s your thing), and let’s dive in.
A lot happened this year! You had a birthday. You made some mems. Maybe you learned a few things from @theporch and took strides in your spiritual life. Or maybe you’re stuck in the same place as the year before and wonder if you’ll ever change. For some of you, this has been the year you’ll never forget, and for others, it’s been one you’re hoping you do.
Either way, you’re here, which means God has something for you now. For the next 11 days, we’ll help you crush Christmas by talking about common struggles young adults face during the holidays. But let’s start by looking back. Our aim for today is that by reflecting on a few key moments over the past year, you’ll see how God, through the ups and downs, has been right there with you, caring for you, loving you and working things out according to His purposes.
Take a minute to read the following scriptures and then answer the questions below.
Psalm 139:23-34 – Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.
Ecclesiastes 3:1 – For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under Heaven.
What challenges have you faced this year? What good have you seen come out of those challenges? (Pro tip: If you’re stuck, pause to read James 1:2-4)
What victories have you experienced in 2019? (Pro tip: Consider small steps of faithfulness, new friendships, answered prayers, growth)
What is holding you back from growing in your relationship with God? (Pro-tip: Pray Psalm 139:23-24, or ask someone who knows you well)
Pray: God, thank you that you are purposeful in every season of my life. I confess that I haven’t chosen gratitude in every situation. Help me to see you working through the good times and the bad, and to trust that you are leading even when I don’t understand.