A scripture that I have prayed over friends and family this year is found at the end of Psalm 27. It says: "I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living. Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD."
Be confident that God's plan for your life is not only a good plan but a plan worth waiting for. And, it's a plan for the land of the living... for today... for the here & now. Trying to solve my own problems by my own strength has never ever turned out well. The truth is that when I decide to be patient and wait on God's plan and His strength to solve my problems... it's always WAY, WAY better than anything I could come up with. Seriously. When it seems like nothing is changing or nothing is happening... you're wrong. God is working and moving on your behalf. So, stick that in your pipe and smoke it. No really, whenever you start to freak out: stick the "GOD IS WORKING I JUST CAN'T SEE IT" in your pipe and chill. That's what I try to do... anyway... take it or leave it.... that's my 2 cents.
Merry Christmas!! I pray the rest of 2010 will be happy for you and that 2011 will be a year of growth and joy in your lives! LOVE & HUGS!!