Presence Session Devotion: Together Lord

by | Jan 1, 2016 | DEVOTIONS

I am not sure what feelings the New Year brings for you, but it always brings mixed emotions for me—celebration mingled with regrets. I came and keep on coming to God with all the feelings and honest prayers. I invite you to also.

Lord, there are so many thoughts and feelings that come rushing with the New Year rolling in. I know I’ve come a long way, but all I see is how far I have to go. Help me see how far I’ve come. Help me see how far You’ve brought me.
What I see now with my eyes pales in comparison to the dream in my heart, and I am carrying the weight of it. It’s a weight of disappointment and of failure, that somehow and in someway I have failed You.
I wonder, maybe I could’ve and should’ve done more. Maybe I could have worked harder to keep those promises I made to You, and to them. Maybe I should have planned more or played more or held on more or let go more. Maybe less of this and more of that. Maybe, the problem with all those maybe’s are—they make me look back.
But I hear You say, “Forget what is behind, and look ahead.” You say, “Come follow, and keep your eyes on Me.” You say, “I make all things new. I am the One who called you. I am faithful, and I will do it.” You say, “Trust and do not fear. I will never give up on you. Don’t ever give up on yourself.” You say, “Daughter, the pressure is off. I’ll send the rain. I’ll be the wind in your sails. Let’s do this together.”
I say, yes, let’s do this year together, Lord.
Go Deeper: Philippians 3:13-14, Hebrews 12:2, Revelation 12:5, 1 Thessalonians 5:24, Deuteronomy 31:6.

This devotion is one of many that are part of our Presence Session. To find all the Presence Session Devotions, please click here. We have the free Presence Session Study available in our library you may access by signing up here or below for our updates. I pray these words spoke truth and life to your heart. If they have, will you share in comments with us?


Michele-Lyn is a wife and mama of four. Sometimes she’s still more of a mess than she cares to admit, but she will so you will know we are all in the process. You’ll find her writing about motherhood, missions, and embracing beautiful messes on her blog, A Life Surrendered. She’s an advocate for World Help, is currently seeking Bachelor of Science degree in Leadership, and is The Pointed Life founder.

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