Recently a friend shared these thoughts with me in a card. I hope they encourage you today as you begin the year.
"The temptation to "think life" rather than live it is a dead-end street. We do not first have all the answers and then live in light of understanding. We must rather plunge into life-- meeting what we have to meet and experiencing what we have to experience-- and in light of living try to understand. If insight comes, it will not be before, but only after and through experience. So plunge ahead into what has to be faced, rather than brooding. Get on with the business of "living life". Face the situation and move on in the darkness. It is God and His Word that give me courage to face the situation and move on into darkness-- we don't always have understanding or answers at that point."
It is living by faith, isn't it?