Blog 83: January Blues


At this time of year this is all we seem to hear. We all have the January blues, we hate the winter, we hate saying goodbye to the joys of Christmas, we hate going back to work, we hate saying goodbye to family members, we hate saying goodbye to the holidays, we hate leaving our family, we hate the cold weather, we hate waking up in the dark, we hate the trains being delayed, we just don’t like January. January blues are a real thing and they can be hard. It can be hard to say goodbye to the last year and the memories that have been made. It can be hard to move onto a year where we don’t know what is going to happen. We don’t know who will be with us at the end of it. We don’t know whether we will still have a job. We have a fear of the uncertainty.

As it gets to the end of January we have all felt the blues and we have all had times when this month has been hard. We haven’t been able to spend time outside because it has been cold, the days are short, the trees have no leafs, we have to put the layers on and we have to keep warm. This month has been hard with the different things that has been going on. We have been able to have fun with the new year and I really look forward to seeing what this year will hold but it is sad to see another year go and to be older. We all find it hard with change and a new year is the ultimate thing. There is a new year, new things that we want to do and it is made a big deal of when actually it is just another day.

I am looking forward to seeing what this year will hold and seeing what God does in my life. I am looking forward to seeing the adventures that I go on, the things that I do, the places I go and the people that I am able to see. January can be hard because of the winter, cold and the illnesses that go through but better things are coming, the summer is just a short while away. I look forward to seeing what the future will hold and what happens. Spring is just around the corner with new animals being born, the crisp but sunny mornings, the blossom on the trees, the Easter holidays and so much more. We have a lot to be thankful for. The future may be unsure in our personal lives but we know that this year will have four seasons, there will be certain bank holidays, we do get time of work. I think it is the fact that we are in a new year give us the January blues and the uncertainty and change.

As much as I look forward to seeing what the summer months hold, I look forward to seeing what the future holds. I hold onto the fact that this life is just passing and that we do have a better future. This life is going to be hard and full of pain but that is because of the sin that came from the first man and women, it is because of the lying devil. I know that the future in this life will be hard and things will happen that I don’t expect but what I do know is that God is in control and He will help us to get through each and everyday. God knows what He is doing more than I do. He knows what plans He has for me. He knows what things will happy today, tomorrow, next week, next month and next year. He knows that I may be afraid and He will help. He knows that we have the January blues and that is why He sends new life so soon afterwards-we all like a baby to huge and the cute animals to visit.

We may not tell people how we feel due to fear of being judged or people being spiteful to us but God knows. He knows if we feel depressed, he knows if we feel sad, he knows if things go wrong, he knows what we think before we even think about it. How amazing is it that God knows what goes on before us. I am so grateful that God knows what goes on in my life before I do. I am so grateful that God can see what the future holds and I am able to hold onto him.

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