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  1. Love this so much! I will be flagging it to refer back to.
    Beautifully written & so full of truth & encouragement.

  2. Thank you for this beautiful reminder. I will write these words out and meditate on them as this new year dawns.

  3. Thank you, exactly the words I needed today and as we start a new year. I will be making this one of my intentions for the year.

  4. I have always loved the first of the year as it was a time for renewal, do-overs, and recommitments. I loved the post! It was exactly what I needed this morning. Fresh Beginnings are always something to look forward to. On to 2021 with a positive outlook while learning from 2020. Thanks so much for a great post!!

  5. What meaningful and much-needed encouragement to be read over and over again and to be shared with others I know who need to hear these words too!

  6. Amen to a beautiful uplifting encouraging and inspiring post. It is a much needed reminder and renewal of faith trust hope and belief in God. He is good every day and every day God is good. Thank you again for this beautiful uplifting encouraging and inspiring post.

  7. Beautiful words to treasure each day in theNew year.. and every year. Perfectly crafted from your heart .

  8. Kaitlyn,

    2020 has been a year like none other we have seen recently. So much sickness, death, violence & unrest. In the midst of all the chaos God was there & still is here today. He is with each of us always. Guiding us on our journeys. There is nothing we go through or handle that He can’t help us with. We must trust the Jehovah Shammah ( Lord is there). He knows us better than we ourselves. Don’t despair just look forward, backwards & up to see the face of your Heavenly Father waiting to talk with you.

    Blessings 🙂

  9. This post spoke to my heart. I need the reminder that Jesus didn’t stay in the manger, and He didn’t stay in the grave. He is behind us as our rear guard, and He goes before us. Such a beautiful truth to hold onto as we prepare for 2021.

  10. Soooooooooo beautifully written Kaitlyn. I Love it. Thank you Thank you Thank you. As Jeanne wrote:
    “Such a beautiful truth to hold onto as we prepare for 2021”
    Blessings sisters \0/

  11. We have to especially if saved. Hold on the author and finisher of our faith. That is Jesus. Who is the one who knows the beginning and the end of every day. It say in Psalm 118 verse 24. I know this can be hard to believe and do with the year we all had all over the world. It is this. “This is the day the Lord has made let us rejoice and be glad in it” that is what Psalm 118 verse 24 says. It is what we especially more so are to do if saved. Especially in the times we are in today and going in 2021. Yes it can be hard very hard to do. If you lost someone to Covid. Or know someone that has. Or had someone take ill or lost their Job because of the Pandemic. Never to get it back. People on their own love on can’t get to see them. People can’t get the help they need or operations they need because of the pandemic. It sad. But we still as saved Followers of Jesus have to no matter what no matter how hard it is. Do what Psalm 118 verse 24 says remember this is the day the Lord has made let us rejoice in it. That can be very hard. If you saved or not saved have any of the following thing going on in your life. We especially if saved still have to pray read Gods word. Trust the promises in it. Know God has everything under his control. As it is he that made this world. If we are saved and truly trust God. He will look after us. Let nothing happen to us his Children. As like a song I was taught at Sunday School when small it is just appreciate for told for us as Adults. You get it on YouTube it is “He Got The Whole World In His Hands And He Got Me And You Brother In His Hands” How good that is too know. So we can hold on the truth of God word and what it says that God will never leave us or for sake us. Even if the world should change He God me and you in his Hands and that is so good to know. So we don’t need to worry over Covid 19 or what 2021 will bring we just need to keep Praying. Trusting God his Word the Bible and Prayer plus the Promises in it every day. I say Amen to that. Love Dawn thanks for another excellent reading incourage. Xxx

  12. So much hope and assurance here! I love the idea of framing statements of trust around scripture, just as the day is beginning–a great new habit to practice for 2021. Thank you, incourage and Kaitlyn Bouchillon!

  13. “So glad I’m here in Jesus name” is a song from my childhood that came to mind. Grateful for his goodness and mercy. He is with us, He is with me — always. Thank you for your words.