So as we all enter a new year, it is likely that you have spent at least a few moments of your brain power looking back on the past year, perhaps even further than that. And as everyone is scurrying off to the gym to buy those promised 6 pack abs (which are made in the kitchen, not the gym btw) often when we look back, we tend to see clearer. I'm sure there is some reason for the saying "hindsight is 20/20".
As I am looking back, certainly I can see things just a bit clearer, make sense of things just a bit more, and wish to do some things just a bit differently, but I also remember that it is by faith and not by sight that I move forward (2 Cor 5:7). And although hindsight may be 20/20, foresight is often 400/20 ... or worse. And although things tend to look clearer in the rearview, looking through the front windshield is often difficult because of the massive ammounst of mud, haze, torrentual downpouring rain and the hail of life cracking it making it quite difficult to navigate.
But Jesus has endured such things as well and has championed and pioneered a way forward.
"He replied, “Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” - Matthew 17:20