The holiday season is usually a time associated with lots of joy! Loved ones come together, traditions are shared, and times of fellowship are just a few of the things that people look forward to. But for others, those feelings of joy and excitement couldn’t be further from reality. The holiday season is not something to look forward to.
So many of us feel the pain of loss or loneliness a little extra during the holidays. Whether it’s the absence of a loved one or the inability to be with the important people in your life, it’s not always easy around the holidays. But the good news is that we are NEVER alone. Our heavenly Father is always with us and has left His words to encourage us during difficult times.
Here are 5 bible verses to give you hope during the holidays:
“But you, Lord, are a shield around me, my glory, the One who lifts my head high.” Psalm 3:3
“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13
“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.” Isaiah 40:31
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11
“So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” 2 Corinthians 4:18
If you find yourself feeling hopeless or lonely this holiday season, let these scriptures and promises from God lift you up as you remember the gift of His son! Know that you are never alone and that you are loved by your Heavenly Father!
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