We're in the transition between the celebration of Christmas and the reevaluation of a new year; here's some of what I've been thinking about.
We just don't know all the long-term effects of our actions... but he does; he who knows the end from the beginning. He tells us
, My name is Jehovah, and I know the end from the beginning; therefore my hand shall be over thee, and "I am God, and there is none like me,
from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done" (Isaiah 46:9-10
I know that God has directed my paths, that I benefit most from this when I pay attention and listen for his counsel and direction. I'm grateful for the struggles and learning he's helped me through; they prepare me to become more like he is, and to better serve him and his children.