Hey my loves!
The holidays are a particularly pleasant time for me and many others. But what about the people for whom the holidays provide the most hurt? The ones who have no family near or have experienced some kind of trauma that makes the holidays hard? Here are some of my favourite scriptures that have been an encouragement to me in tough seasons. May you find peace in this season and remember the reason for the season is Jesus! Keep your hope in Him! Blessings!
Psalm 68:5-6 – God draws close to those who are lonely and provides for them. He is a “father to the fatherless”
Psalms 28:7 -The Lord is my strength and my safe cover. My heart trusts in Him, and I am helped. So my heart is full of joy. I will thank Him with my song.
Deuteronomy 31:6- God is with you in the midst of any and every fearful and difficult circumstance.
Isaiah 26: 3-4 – You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you! Trust in the Lord always, for the Lord God is the eternal Rock.
Psalm 147:3-He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.
Jeremiah 29:11-13 – For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. In those days when you pray, I will listen. If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me.
Isaiah 40:31- But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
And the greatest gift….
Luke 2:15-16 When the angels went away from them into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let us go over to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has made known to us.”And they went with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby lying in a manger