The holidays can bring the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. The pressure reveals the best and worst of our emotions. Depression. Anxiety. Loneliness. Worry.
My therapist once told me that depression is living in the past without God and anxiety is living in the future without God. If worries have you wrapped up during the holidays, one way to shrink these woes is with worship. Raising up praise releases the pain.
We don’t worship because all is good. We worship because Jesus is good. His character is good. We can worship because His Word is good! He says, “He works all things out for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.” Romans 8:28
You can give your realities a glance, but our Heavenly Father is worth your stare.
If you want freedom this Christmas season, take control of how you feel and surrender it to your faith, “No weapon formed against me shall prosper.” Isaiah 54:17
Walk by what you know, “And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:19
Faith is what will move you forward.
“Remember your promise to me; it is my only hope. Your promise revives me; it comforts me in all my troubles. O LORD, your unfailing love fills the earth; teach me your decrees. You have done many good things for me, LORD, just as you promised.” Psalms 119:49-50, 64-65