A Modern Day Fairy Tale: Trust {2016 Word of the Year}

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Trust {2016 Word of the Year}

Do you have a word of the year?

This concept is similar to a New Year's Resolution, but rather than a specific goal, focuses merely on a word. Last year, I chose the word content and worked to remember to be content in all that I had and all of my shortcomings too. With the changes going on at the end of 2014 (like my husband's uncertain work situation), choosing this word came pretty easily.

This year, I was uncertain of what word I should choose to focus on. I ran through a few ideas in my head, but nothing seemed quite right. And then the lyrics of one of my favorite songs Oceans (Where Feet May Fail) came to my head:

You call me out upon the waters

The great unknown where feet may fail
And there I find You in the mystery
In oceans deep
My faith will stand

And I will call upon Your name
And keep my eyes above the waves
When oceans rise
My soul will rest in Your embrace
For I am Yours and You are mine

Your grace abounds in deepest waters
Your sovereign hand
Will be my guide
Where feet may fail and fear surrounds me
You've never failed and You won't start now

So I will call upon Your name
And keep my eyes above the waves
When oceans rise
My soul will rest in Your embrace
For I am Yours and You are mine

Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders
Let me walk upon the waters
Wherever You would call me
Take me deeper than my feet could ever wander
And my faith will be made stronger
In the presence of my Savior

I will call upon Your Name
Keep my eyes above the waves
My soul will rest in Your embrace
I am Yours and You are mine


2012 Hillsong Music Publishing

This song. Oh, this song. I could listen to it over and over again. Not only is it absolutely beautiful, but the words are so powerful too. How many of us have that kind of trust to step out onto the waters and do all that Jesus has in store for us? Though I feel as though I am pretty strong in my own faith, I must admit, I'm a little bit of a control freak. Okay, a lot of a control freak. And an overthinker too. I have an incredible knack at talking myself out of pretty much anything. That's not always a bad thing, of course, but it does make it harder to hand it all over to God and simply step out of the boat.

So, I decided there could be no better word for my 2016 than that: TRUST!

With all the changes life has thrown towards my family in the past year, with the struggles my son has faced over the past few months, even with the opportunities God has sent my way, I need to remember to trust Him fully with it all.


  1. Love this idea!! Resolutions never stick!! But one word to focus on could really change everything!! I love the word you chose for 2016!! It should be a great year!!

  2. Trust - it is good to be able to trust in someone. We should always trust in God for he is there for us

  3. I like your excerpt. It is so mice that Love can be so great!


"Pleasant words are as a honeycomb: sweet to the soul and health to the bones." Proverbs 16:24