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Actress Jessica Marais' heartfelt tribute to the year ahead: "God is everywhere!"

With a new year comes new opportunities and Jessica Marais is ready to take on 2019!

By Bella Brennan
Actress Jessica Marais has given fans a rare glimpse into her world by sharing a slew of personal snaps featuring her boyfriend and daughter as she marks the start of a fresh chapter.
After months of keeping a low-profile and stepping away from the spotlight so she could focus on her mental health, the 33-year-old has revealed she's feeling great.
On Monday evening, the Love Child starlet took to Instagram to share a glorious snapshot of her life.
In a series of fun-filled photos, Jessica Marais can be seen enjoying time with her six-year-old daughter Scout, partner Jake Holly and good friend Shannon Dooley.
In one snap, Jess and Scout, who she shares with ex fiance James Stewart, enjoy a sweet mother-daughter moment at a wedding.
Jess Marais is ready to conquer the new year! (Image: @jay.may.ray Instagram)
Family fun: Jess, Scout and Jake go paddle-boarding. (Image: @jay.may.ray Instagram)
Selfie time: Jess and pal Shannon Dooley snap a pic together. (Image: @jay.may.ray Instagram)
In another, the blonde beauty cuts a fit and fabulous figure as she soaks up the sun with her boyfriend.
"Nature, art, family, beauty, strength, healing, self love.. God is everywhere! Bring on 2019 🌈💫🌸🌊!!," Jess, who is believed to have joined Hillsong Church early last year, captioned her intimate photo album.
The Wrong Girl actress' photographer boyfriend Jake was quick to comment on her touching post, writing: "love youuuu."
Jess' Packed to the Rafters co-star Rebecca Gibney was clearly thrilled to see her friend in good spirits.
"This makes me happy 💖," Rebecca wrote.
"It warms my heart seeing you smile. Bring on 2019," another fan wrote.
Flower girl Scout cuddles up to her mum. (Image: @jay.may.ray Instagram)
Jess and Jake have been dating for around a year. (Image: @jay.may.ray Instagram)
Last June, the mother-of-one, who was nominated for the Gold Logie and also landed the Most Popular Actress gong, was unable to attend the TV WEEK Logie Awards due to "urgent health issues."
Instead, she checked into the Sydney Clinic at Bronte to work on herself.
In 2014, the actress spoke of her mental illness battles and her diagnosis with bipolar disorder which she has struggled with since the age of 12.
"I just think it's important to talk about depression," she said at the time. "It's nothing to be ashamed of. And the more we talk about it as a community, the more we remove the stigma."
WATCH: Miranda Tapsell accepts Jessica Marais' Logie. Post continues after the video...
"Nature, art, family, beauty, strength, healing, self love.. God is everywhere! Bring on 2019!" (Image: @jay.may.ray Instagram)
Gotta have faith: Jessica has been part of the Hillsong Community since last year. (Image: @jay.may.ray Instagram)
In September, Jessica announced she was quitting acting for the rest of the year to focus on her health and withdrew from Nine's Bad Mothers, which was due to start filming the following month.
"Jessica has decided to step away from acting for the remainder of 2018 to focus on her health and spend time with her family," a statement read at the time.
"She is disappointed that she will not be a part of the Bad Mothers production with such an incredible cast and team behind it, but knows that it is important to take time out to maintain ongoing balance and wellbeing."
After several months away from the spotlight, it's so great to see Jess happy and healthy!