On a Personal Note – Christmas Blues



December 16, 2022

Those who plant in tears will harvest with shouts of joy.

Psalms 126:5 NLT

The Christmas season doesn’t always evoke joy. For some, the holiday season reopens deep wounds from years past. Instead of enjoying the lightheartedness of the season, they’re filled with deep-seated sorrow, But God gives us the wisdom to navigate the Christmas Blues.

Take a look at Job, he was a righteous man. He had all of the things that people strive for and he lost it all. Thing after thing after thing, until he was left with his faith in God. And then something miraculous happened. The intentions of the devil were foiled. Job refused to curse God and die. He just kept on trusting God. And God restored him. Job got his joy back…..and then some. Because now, he knew God on a deeper level. He allowed God to see his grief and suffering and actually heal him from the inside out.

Instead of giving in to the Christmas Blues, give them up to your Heavenly Father. Surrender all those deep wounds to Him. For He is near to the brokenhearted and He binds the wounds of the injured. God wants you to experience His joy. His healing. His restoration. But it starts with you. Are you willing to release your blues for His blessings? Or will you remain captive of seasonal sorrows? God can turn tears into joy if you trust Him, but you’ve got to put in some work too.

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