The Hardest Time of the Year #HeartBreakHoliday

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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The Hardest Time of the Year #HeartBreakHoliday. HeartBreak Holiday. Series about lonely hearts this Christmas. For many there is pain, grief, loss of loved ones. Memories, thoughts, and remembrance can make life hard during this time.

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.

The Hardest Time of the Year #HeartBreakHoliday. HeartBreak Holiday. Series about lonely hearts this Christmas. For many there is pain, grief, loss of loved ones. Memories, thoughts, and remembrance can make life hard during this time.

HeartBreak Holiday

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.

Life is hard, and the Holiday season can feel like a punch in the guts. Click To Tweet

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 Request

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.

HeartBreak Holiday Prayer. Free printable prayer. Hurting, pain, sadness during the Christmas season.

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

Get your free printable prayer here.


To read other posts in the Heartbreak Holiday series:
Dysfunctional Disaster Holiday 

It’s the Wonderful Time of the Year

 A Barren Womb at Christmas

Finding Joy in the NICU at Christmas

How to Choose Joy When Deployment Separates Us

Joy In A Hot Christmas Mess

I Feel So Sad And Lonely This Holiday Season

The Empty Seat

15 thoughts on “The Hardest Time of the Year #HeartBreakHoliday

  1. Father, thank you for Julie and her compassionate heart. I agree with her tonight in prayer. I realize that for some this is not a season of joy, but of pain. I know that anxiety, sorrow and hopelessness are the garment that so many wear. They struggle because it’s the season of joy but they can’t find it. Show them who you are this year. Let this year be different. Permeate their environment with the peace that surpasses all understanding. Be the lifter up of their heads. Give them beauty for ashes and joy for pain. Flood them with pleasant thoughts and joy filled memories. Help them to see their situations and circumstances through your eyes. Give them hope so that their bones will not be dry. Let the joy of the Lord be their strength. Plant believers all around them that will be authentically concerned and will involve them in their plans. Add to their testimony that you are a comforter. Thank you for what you are going to do. In Jesus name, Amen!

  2. Thank you for your compassion for others. I’ve had a hard holiday or two myself, and I know others who are struggling this season. I pray the same prayer with you. God Bless!

    1. Beth- I will continue to pray for those hurting this Season! I will pray God’s love and presence surrounds the pain and comforts those hurting!
      Thanks for stopping!

  3. Julie, I love your heart for the hurting! Praying now for those who will connect here, that you words will minister to them and they will find hope and encouragement in the true Hope of Christmas. Well done my friend!

    1. Crystal- thank you! I only want to help ease the pain and sadness and direct people to the only one who can patch up the wounds and allow the healing to happen.
      God is ready and able to show His love and comfort!

  4. Julie, thank you for helping us to be mindful about those who suffer during the holidays. It is good for us to be reminded to be compassionate, to grieve with those who grieve, and to strengthen those who are weak. I’m so glad you shared this encouragement with us at Grace & Truth!

    1. Thank you! The Lord laid it upon my heart this year. It’s not about me this year!
      I pray that many band together to pray for those hurting and more souls can be harvested for Heaven!

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