It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Or is it?
Psychology Today reported that up to 45% of Americans tend to dread this festive holiday season. This high percentage is somewhat shocking, but at the same time it’s not.
Life keeps moving along whether it’s Christmas time or not and we all have things that we’re dealing with. For some it may be financial issues, work deadlines, broken relationships, or maybe even the loss of a loved one. It could be that the thought of spending the holiday season alone is downright unbearable and it’s hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel.
However, you have a God who knows this ache in your heart. He sees you and is concerned about you. He is there to wrap you in His faithful love and He whispers in your ear that you are not alone.
If this is how you are feeling this holiday season, allow the words of Psalm 36 to come as a healing balm to your aching soul.
God, Your faithful love is so valuable that people take refuge in the shadow of your wings. In Your light we see light.
While it may not feel like the most wonderful time of the year for some of you in this moment, believe that your God is still faithful. Find refuge in His presence. Turn your face toward the Light.