Feeling No "Merry" In Christmas

Monday, December 12, 2011

 Christmas is one of those times of the year that the word "Bittersweet" comes to mind.  I know I use that word alot.  (If you read my blog from the week before last, I even call it a syndrome)  Its a word that confuses the mind, but not the heart.

The christmas season has a natural warmth about it, a time for all to celebrate, families, cards, gifts, trees, lights, all reminders of how "merry" the time should be.  But, for many there is no "merry" in Christmas.  Its a time of sadness, lonliness and wishful thinking.

You might be one of those who dread the holidays, who feel like your on the outside looking in.  The days leading to christmas only remind  you of what you don't have.  I have been in that place, a very lonely place, and the holidays only magnify the lonliness.

Its times like this we have to look at the bigger, realistic picture!  We have to get real with ourselves.  Those who look like they live in the "Hallmark" card, seldom do.  We must know that we are all here for the same purpose, but that life is life, only the packaging is different . 

If you don't feel "merry" you can feel certain. God gave each one of us the greatest gift:
Isaiah 9:1,6  Nevertheless, there will be no more gloom for those who were in distress. For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and He will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

Please grab hold of how much God loves you!  Now go have yourself...






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Women Encouraged founder and director, Linda Huffman believes in doing all she can to help women be all they can be - physically, emotionally and spiritually. WE strives to do that by helping women recognize their strengths, conquer their weaknesses, bring balance in all areas of their lives and promote confidence in who they are, which gives them the courage to reach for those desires in their hearts that seem impossible.

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