My dad turned 64 yesterday! I am so grateful that God has granted him one more year of life. It’s been sort of rough for him dealing with health issues these past couple of years. But all in all, I am thankful for him and his fighting spirit. God has been faithful through it all. God has showed me, my dad, and family, his unfailing love and grace. Unfortunately, my dad continues to struggle with health issues. And this week (through my dad’s situation) I was reminded just how much I need to rely on God. Yes, it’s hard for me to see my dad struggle. However, when I feel like I can’t carry the burden, my God comes through. He lifts me up. He comforts me. He reminds me of his Love and his provision. In this I find comfort. Even if my whole world falls apart, His love will carry me. Like the Psalmist says, God is my rock, my fortress; I will not be shaken. So as this new year begins, God’s unfailing love leads my path and will carry me through 2012.