But what's interesting to me is that as a Christian, I don't just get a fresh start once a year or once a month or once a week. It's every day. Well, every moment really, but for fluidity, let's say every day.
It is of the Lord's mercies that we are not consumed, because HisI often feel like a failure. I make mistakes often. I fall on my face, say things I regret, and hurt others. It would be so easy to wallow in that self loathing, frustration and failure because the enemy of my soul likes to remind me of it often. He is the accuser of the brethren.
compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is Thy faithfulness. The
Lord is my portion, saith my soul; therefore I will hope in Him. Lamentations 3:22-24
Yet God says that we can have a fresh start. Not just once in our lifetimes at our salvation "moment." Not just once a year. But every day. Every day I can choose to move on from my past failures. Every day I can begin with a fresh slate. Every moment of every day I can repent and ask God for His forgiveness and every day, because of His great mercy and faithfulness I can have a fresh start. God's goodness brings tears to my eyes. That God could look at someone as small, insignificant and filled with self doubt and failures as I am and declare that He delights in me.
May you hve a very blessed new year and remember that God would like to give you a very precious gift: a fresh start.