So Long Friday Five

Due to technical difficulties . . . this did not publish on Friday, January 1.

1. Happy New Year, friend! A few days ago, as I was listening to Revive Our Hearts, I thought of you. If you woke up this morning feeling groggy in the aftermath of 2020 or already facing anxiety over what 2021 may bring, here’s a reminder: God cares. 

This podcast episode reminded me that “God is good, even when you don’t feel like He’s good. God loves you with a steadfast love, even when you feel like He has abandoned you. God is with you in this storm; He will never leave you!” 

Is there anything more comforting than that? As you take time to reflect on who God is and how He wants you to begin this new year, consider these words from Charles Spurgeon. (If there was ever a quote worth writing down on a Post-it note, it’s this one.)

Lord, I cast my time and eternity into Your treasury. I am all Yours; take me and enable me to glorify You now, in all that I say, in all that I do, and with all that I have.”Amen!

This is my last Friday Five post. The True Woman blog has some exciting changes coming in 2021 to help you find greater freedom, fullness, and fruitfulness in Christ. For the last four and a half years, I’ve loved spending time with you in this corner of the True Woman blog—thank you for hanging out with me. As I’ve prayed for you over the years, I’ve always gone back to Philippians 1:9–11, asking God for every link shared to lead you closer to Jesus. It seems fitting to end with those precious words: “It is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, so that you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.”

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About the Author

Katie Laitkep

Katie Laitkep

Katie Laitkep is a hospital teacher, a seminary student, and a Lyme patient living in Texas, where God continuously sustains her through Scripture, dry shampoo, and Mexican food. She blogs her journey through medical treatment at with the hope that her words will be a picture of the Lord’s perfect faithfulness in chronic pain; for even in suffering, God is good.

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