I don’t know a single person who hasn’t at sometime been disappointed when the holidays fell below their high expectations. As we get older, and experience more life, it’s normal to feel disappointments, heart breaks, or even deep loss at the holidays. But we don’t have to dwell there. Even though there’s a little we can do to stop the hard things from coming, we can choose how we respond.
Join Brooke and Gina as they offer biblical tips for when the holidays rob you of joy. Hop on over to Instagram to tune in, or listen below!
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Prayers for When You Don’t Have a Support System
1.That I will live one day at a time, focused on where I am at and on who I am with.
“This is the day that the Lord has made; We will rejoice and be glad in it.” Psalm 118:24
2.That I will glorify God by serving others.
“In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” Matthew 5:16
3. That I will access the “grace in time of need” that is promised to me.
“Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” Hebrew 4:16
4. That my focus will be on others, not myself, and that I will I leave those that I spend time with, better than I found them.
“Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves.”
5. That I will be a peacemaker, “if possible, so far as it depends on me.” Romans 12:18
Is Your Heart Bleeding?
Sometimes, life makes us bleed. I’m not talking about the actual red stuff here…I’m talking about the kind of bleeding that comes from our hearts as we watch hopes and dreams blow away, relationships crumble, children’s lives fall apart, or hear words that scare us to death.
There is a bleeding that can be invisible to the naked eye. It happens on the inside. And we ask ourselves, “Does anyone see? Does anyone care? Is there a way through this crisis that won’t leave me drained of everything I love and hold to be true?”
The answer is yes. God sees. God cares. And there is a way through.
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