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From Paul Tripp: The Calendar Flips Over

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In this article, Paul Tripp talks about how a new year is a time for reflection, but it is also a time to celebrate. He talks about how we all have inescapable limits of power, wisdom, control, and goodness, but that we should not let these limit us. He says that there is one who has been with us through it all and that is God. He is the reason to celebrate. Our hope is not in the new year, but in God.
Here is a brief excerpt from Tripp's Article:
The calendar flips over, another year rises and fades, deepest of sorrows, highest of joys, loved ones lost and gained, births and deaths, dreams born, dreams deceased, the ups and downs, ins and outs, hopes and fears, opportunities and trials, life lived where shalom is shattered. The rich and poor, strong and weak, young and old, known and unknown, no matter who, no matter where, no matter when, no matter how, have been faced with inescapable limits of power, of wisdom, of control, of goodness, but there are reasons to smile to sing to celebrate to give to serve to do what is right to be thankful to love to give grace, not because of trials...

You can read Tripp's full article here