January 1, 2018

Happy New Year's Day

New Year's Day across the world always comes with the hopes and dreams of positivity, possibilities and renewed purpose for most people. I am also one of those people. 2017 was not my best year, even though it was the year of my biggest testimony. Something I learned last year was that life is a cycle of tests and testimonies.

Today is the first day of 2018 and it's not as if midnight came with a magic wand and erased the test I'm currently facing. BUT there is hope. The only reason I have any hope at all is because of God and nobody else. The thing about tests is that at a point, you come to realize that you can't do it on your own. When you reach that lowest of low points, you find yourself begging God for a reprieve and putting all your hope and dependence on Him.

Life isn't meant to be easy BUT God says that WHEN you go through the deep waters, He is there with you and me. That's something worth holding onto in the middle of your storms and tests. When you feel like you're drowning, remember God is with you.

I know that 2018 will be a much better year for me. Those things I have lost due to sin and other reasons will be restored to me. God has a plan for me and I can't wait to be still, listen and obey. I pray for a great 2018 for you and yours. May God be the center and forefront of our lives this year, in Jesus' name.

Top: Shein (Christmas present from my sister)
Sweatpants: Husband's closet
Boots: Payless Shoes
Braids wig: Some salon in Port Harcourt
Smile: God


  1. Happy new year Berry!!!! I can totally relate.


  2. Have a blessed year Berry.All is well.

  3. Happy new year! I totally identify with "it's not as if midnight came with a magic wand and erased the test I'm currently facing. BUT there is hope". I think the new year comes with the will to look at the situation differently, not problem going away entirely. I wish you a prosperous 2018!



  4. Happy New Year! Cocoa is so beautiful with that smooth satiny skin! Kisses to her! Trust God in everything. We don't know how and when, but He will work all things out for you.

  5. Aww. Berry. I don’t know what troubles ure going through, but I felt like you on most days. Like you 2017, was a cycle of trials and troubles but also my year of a big testimony. I’ve found very encouraging, so many promises in the book of Isaiah, and Pastor Rick Warren’s sermons and devotionals.
    I like that you’re smiling because God. Faith is rejoicing that it is done even before we see it. You’ve chosen to depend completely on God so I’m not worried about you. You won’t just pull thru. You will run and not be weary and walk and not faint. Your life will be beAutifully adorned by the one who loves you without measures.

  6. Happy new year to you Berry. I pray for God's will to be done in your life in 2018.

  7. Happy New Year Berry. Blissful year ahead


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