Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; Proverbs 3: 5 NIV
Hope came to heal when Jesus was sent by God to save. He brings PEACE in the presence of His strength. He knows our struggles and the weary side of weakness. He sees inside the love of our humility and opens hearts to receive. God prepares us to understand WHY we need the Savior.
The Christmas season is often hard for some. But God brings PEACE from FAITH and TRUST. He humbles our hearts and helps us find STRENGTH as we welcome the gifts of His greatness. He guides us to the Savior and helps us recognize the blessings He provides.
As we prepare for Christmas, we need to reflect on the birth of our Savior! As we consider the woman who carried Jesus and trusted God’s will, we too need to be reminded to simply TRUST GOD! He took care of Mary and He will take care of us. He has a plan for our days and will guide and provide.
Christmas is so much MORE than a day to open gifts. It is a living opportunity to experience a living Christ! The One delivered in a stable not fit for a King, knows our suffering. The One who bled and died on the cross, knows our pain. And the One who came to SAVE has provided life forever; because of the depth of His love for EACH one of us.
We must dig down deep, humble our hearts and welcome Christmas PEACE. God will help us discover what's been missing. He will help us find JOY and restore our souls. He will open our hearts for Jesus and help us understand the need for His presence. How will you choose to receive the best gift of Christmas? We must never forget God is deserving of ALL of our love.
Dear God, in humbled moments of truth, we seek You with all of our hearts and pray for one another. We pray for PEACE to reach the brokenhearted and Christmas calm to fill us with the love of mercy and grace. Help us gratefully anticipate the welcoming of Christmas and show us how to receive Your love. Fill us with the power of Your strength and guide us EVERY single day. We will make room for Jesus and never forget why we must TRUST YOU in EVERY single circumstance. Thank you, Lord! Thank you for the power of Your presence in our lives. Amen