Inside: For many, the Christmas and Holiday season can bring up feelings up heartbreak. This time of year is a season that should be quickly by-passed.
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Twinkling lights, food, family, happiness and “the most wonderful time of the year.” If you are thinking of Christmas and the Holiday season, you are right.
The expectations for this time frame are ones of happiness and joy, aren’t they?
For many though, the Christmas and Holiday season can bring up feelings of sadness and loneliness. This time of year is a season that should be quickly bypassed.
When I began this blog, I wanted to reach out to others that are struggling in hard seasons. I wanted to offer hope and encouragement. This blog could be virtual eyes that comforted and said: “I see you, hear you and am praying for you.”
I don’t want you to feel like you need to mask up and slap a smile on your face for the rest of us. I want you to feel authentically you and validate your feelings.
It’s ok to struggle and admit you’re a mess because the rest of us are messy too. Some can just hide it better.
We could all share our messy selves in a few words.
This month I wanted to shift our perspective and pray for those who aren’t feeling the same feelings of the Holidays. We aren’t dismissing the awesome gift of our Savior’s birth, but rather being honest.
We are unmasking the real life of a Christian and admitting life is hard and certain seasons can break us. Some seasons can make us feel like gritting our teeth and holding on to faith a little harder. Some periods make us feel like our faith is faltering because we aren’t persevering like we should.
This series #HeartBreakHoliday will show how others work out the hard times during the Holidays and showcase their faith of Jesus during the rough, gritty times.
Here’s the thing, you might not have experienced any of these scenarios or situations that are showcased during the series, but I’m sure someone you know has. God might also bring you through a hard season in the future that this series could comfort you in advance.
My only request is a prayer for those experiencing heartbreak. A breath prayer that their hearts are comforted and their pain is minimized. If you could keep them in your thoughts as you celebrate this season, I’m sure they would appreciate it.
Dear Heavenly Father- It’s hard for many right now because they are hurting. They can’t feel the joy and happiness of this Holiday season. We are thankful for the gift of your Son, but many are just feeling empty.
You promise to be near the brokenhearted and help them with their wounds. Their wounds are deep and the pain is great. God, they can’t see your way and their eyes keep losing focus on you.
Give them peace, and lead them to comfort. Help them find refreshment for their souls. Send gifts of your love and let them feel hope in their hearts. Bind up their wounds and decrease their pain.
Be with them this Holiday season!
In your name, Amen
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To read other posts in the Heartbreak Holiday series:
Dysfunctional Disaster Holiday
I Feel So Sad And Lonely This Holiday Season