Giving Up the Old


There is a new road that stretches in front of me.

As I began to take the first step I look behind me.

What if with the first step on this new road

I lose things that are behind on the old road?

What if I give up something that I may need along the way?

What if there is something back there I will miss some day?

Am I going to be strong enough to make it down this road on my own?

Am I going to have others stepping with me, or will I step all alone?

I look in front of me and see hope and promise shining brightly.

I look behind me and see memories began to fade slightly.

I look in front and see new beginnings waiting to begin.

I look behind and see unhappy circumstances growing dim.

It seems to me on this journey down this timely road I am on,

This New Year is ready for the taking and the old year is ready to be gone.

Promises and hopes of the new outweigh old things I grudgingly hold on to.

It is time to take a step of faith and do all new things I need to do.

As I journey into this New Year I know I will never be alone.

When I look back at the old year that is now gone,

I know Jesus was with me then helping me to stand.

I know He guides me through all days, He always holds my hand.


For I the LORD thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee.

~Isaiah 41:13