The Christmas season is just around the corner and already in your local retailers. By now you have seen the numerous holiday product ads. Are you getting through Christmas or celebrating Christmas this year?
Christmas can be an emotionally hard time. The grief of the loss for a loved can be amplified. Others may feel less jolly due to hard times hitting their household. There is also the stress of family and friends deployed. This Christmas people need to be reminded of the true and lasting hope that Jesus Christ offers all.
The yearly war on Christmas doesn’t help those hurting. The last thing the world needs is a winter gift exchange because stuff is on sale. Jesus Christ should remain the focus of CHRISTmas. The more one focuses on Jesus, the more one can put a proper prospective on ones’ circumstances. No matter what they are, Jesus can get people through difficult times, to the end. The trials of this life are temporary. The Bible even refers to man’s fleeting life span as a “vapor.” How quickly does the steam from hot food disappear? It’s a matter of seconds. Trials and tribulations will be very short in comparison to the eternal peace and love of God.
Here are some encouraging Bible verses to put on the refrigerator and the bathroom mirror:
God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change and though the mountains slip into the heart of the sea; though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains quake at its swelling pride. Selah. The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our stronghold. Selah. Psalm 46:1-3,7
Do not fear, for I am with you; do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’ Isaiah 41:10
These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world. John 16:33
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