The Day After The Most Depressing Day Of The Year

Researchers determined that yesterday was “The Most Depressing Day Of The Year”, calling it “Blue Monday”. They say that January 6th would be the most miserable day, based on guilt-related words and weather complaints all throughout the internet – apparently up to six times more results than past first Mondays of the year.

I don’t know about you, but that kind of news just makes me think about the things that I’m grateful for and what to look forward to in the new year. Sure, the holidays are over and work/school is starting again. And yes, today is a drastic temperature drop from yesterday (The Most Depressing Day Of The Year): a shocking 6° (real feel -16°). But what are you looking forward to?

Let’s look ahead and remember that God is faithful. 2013 is done, and we’ve almost had a full week of 2014. Instead of complaining and living a life of regret, let’s continue to find satisfaction in the Lord this year. You may be “used to” bad news and discouragements in the past, but that’s not how we should live. Instead, God wants us to expect the good He has planned for you in 2014! (Isaiah 30:18)

It’s a new day, it’s a new year! Let’s put our faith and trust in God this year as the best is yet to come! Psalm 119:49-56 reminds us that God and His Word give us hope… hope for this new year, hope for a joyful and fulfilling life. All that we need He will provide. So let’s rejoice and live for Him, magnifying Him, and make Him known. Happy New Year!

Reflection Song: Prepare The Way

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