"But as for me, I watch in hope for the Lord,
    I wait for God my Savior;

    my God will hear me" Micah 7:7

Be Sensitive and Inclusive. Christmas is a hard and lonely time for many people. So before you get caught up in the festivities, consider those who may not have a happy holiday. Offer your shoulder to cry on, include them in your own celebrations, and pray for them during this difficult season. 

How do you face the Christmas season when it doesn’t look the way it used to?

Heartbreak and loss, loneliness and disappointment stand out in sharp contrast to the sparkly excitement of Christmas.

How can you best love those who are hurting this Christmas? How can you best love yourself if your heart is aching?

Lord, thank You that you are a God who is bigger than our pain. Let me lean into You this Christmas, in my joy and in my pain, and know that You accept me just as I am. Amen.

Go Deeper.