So much can happen in a year.
This time last year I had just gotten engaged (wedding planning), Shane & I got a dog, he moved into our future home, I was working and began pursuing photography, and I was a junior in college. It was such a crucial time. Now...one year later our lives are so different. The things that took up most of our thoughts have passed and we are in an entirely new stage of life.
This concept is encouraging me; there are so many things in life to worry about and waste time thinking about. It's easy to be controlled by fear and negative thoughts. Thinking back a year it seemed like life would never change, but it does change! People change and circumstances change and without God this would all be so scary!
I am a very happy person & God fills me with joy everyday but that joy doesn't just come naturally. Shane and I have been reading through Proverbs and it compares the quality of life for a Christ-follower vs. someone who thinks they know it all and lives life selfishly. If you are whole-heartedly seeking a God-honoring life He promises that He will take care of you. Proverbs encourages you to be open to wisdom and correction; the moment we think we know it all is the beginning of failure.
Who knows what life will be like in a year. I'm praying that relationships would be healed and situations that are now so frustrating would subside and there would be peace. I'm praying for God to take care of my future career and guide my steps in that area of life. There is so much to worry about but worry isn't worth it. Why worry about things that you can't control.