However, perhaps we could change our thinking a little this year and see our starting over as a wonderful way of making small changes to our lives. Learning from the experiences of previous years and applying the lessons learnt to our new beginnings of 2019. If you like, it is like "Starting over, just with a lot more experience!"
Proverbs 1:5 - "...let the wise listen and add to their learning, and let the discerning get guidance."
If we adopt this attitude, then we need to note some of the lessons learnt, and be intentional about changing direction.
What were some of those lessons from last year?
What small changes do you need to make?
When will you start?
It is the same process in our Faith experience. Every day is a chance to begin again, except with the little experience gained from the previous days. What has the Lord revealed to you and how will you put this into practise?
Living in Grace