I took a few days to decide on a word for 2012. The previous two years' words came to me easily and without hesitation. This year, I had to really search for it. I prayed about it, thought about it, and talked to Gabe about it before I decided. I think that 2012 is going to bring a lot of change for our small family. Change can be very good; we can't grow without changing, so growth brings change. However, I've noticed that growth can sometimes be painful. No matter how good the change may be, it always seems to bring pain of some kind! It might be a bittersweet pain, but it's pain nonetheless!
This year, I want to trust God more. I want to believe Him when He says that He loves me and cares for me. I want to believe that He will work all things for good. I want to believe that He will use me for His glory. So my word for 2012 is TRUST. I am going to focus on trusting God in word and in deed, in thought and in truth.