God may have let disappointment (and even fear of the future) come into your life so you’ll realize how much you need him, and will turn to him. God knows all about you, and he loves you and knows what is best for you.
God loves us and knows what is best for us, and he wants to show it to us. In fact, when we come to Christ, God himself comes to live within us by his Holy Spirit, and one reason is so he can guide us.
You may not be a celebrity or some other supposedly successful person you admire, but God gave you certain gifts and abilities, and the most fulfilling thing you can do is discover them and use them for his glory.
Perhaps your children think that a family reunion might be awkward or uncomfortable, since they haven’t been close to each other. But that shouldn’t discourage you from thinking of smaller steps you might take to bring them into contact with each other.
Instead of starting at the beginning (as you do with most books), the best place to start reading the Bible is about three-fourths of the way through — that is, with one of the Gospels of the New Testament (I often recommend John).
Good luck charms, religious images, magic symbols, spiritual sayings, and incantations — these and every other kind of superstition are powerless. The Bible declares, “Therefore this is what the Sovereign Lord says: I am against your magic charms” (Ezekiel 13:20).
God knows all about us, including everything we’ve ever done and everything we’ve ever thought (even if we never expressed it). The Psalmist said of God, “You perceive my thoughts from afar. … You are familiar with all my ways” (Psalm 139:2-3).