We have a “different kind of Christmas” this year. Many of you, for many reasons, are experiencing the same thing. Ours is my illness and COVID risks. Many of you have lost loved ones, and my heart breaks for you.
This year we decorated a bit different. My snowman collection is sitting in different places. Our large Christmas tree is not up. Instead, we have two smaller trees and a passed down Dickens Village.
We won’t see our one and only grandchild…my emotions are a bit messy.
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***I wrote this five years ago. Interestingly it is the basis scripture of my book series now, and His word is always timely. Our Abba Father is like that…***
Everyone has them…no one is exempt.
Jesus told us that we would have them. Whether it is a health issue, financial troubles, family problems, school issues…trouble surrounds us in one form or another. I don’t believe that any one problem is anymore worth of His attention than another. They ALL warrant His love and attention. What might seem trivial and unimportant to me, might not to someone else….and I truly believe that because He loves us, He cares about our troubles.
The difference comes in how we handle these troubles. THAT is it! It is not about how WE handle them…but do we surrender them and turn them over to the Father? Do we rest in HIM, even though the trouble seems to remain?
Interestingly enough, as I was looking in the back of my Bible in the Concordance…these were the alphabetical listings surrounding the topic “trouble”.
Trials, Tribulation, Triumphal, Triumphant, Trouble, True, Trust…hmmmm. How cool is that? We will have those trials, tribulations and troubles. But it is true that we can be triumphant, as He is true and we can trust Him! Isn’t it wonderful how all those words together can bring us peace..IN HIM!
Trust me when I say that emotions are real…and we will deal with them. I believe the Father gave us these emotions to deal with our troubles…but HE wants to carry them for us. We just have to let go and let HIM.
Oh how I need to be reminded of this today!
~Be Encouraged Today~
I remember being at the grocery store one day with my two boys. They are only two and a half years apart, so any shopping trip was a chore. This day was no exception.
Remember WAY back in the day when the “bag boy” at the grocery took your groceries to the car automatically without even asking? Don’t even get me started about “self check out”, but I digress….. Continue reading The Bag Boy and Burdens