As I go into the new year, I'm reflecting on "newness". Isn't that what trials are all about? To continue growing us and making us more like Christ? I think if I were to have a new year's resolution, it would be that whatever God brings into my life this year, I would trust him through it all - submitting to him and depending on him to carry me through.
"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has
passed away; behold, the new has come."
~2 Corinthians 5:17 ESV