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Holiday Blues

Do the holidays trigger thoughts of what should have been instead of what is? Are you feeling lonely? The strange thing about depression is that it seems to take your mind captive. You may think you can’t stop the downward spiral.

The next thing you know, you’re driving to the grocery to buy food for the holidays and tears begin to well up in your eyes. You hate it. You don’t want to be sad!

I know all about it because I experienced this yesterday.

I prayed. I asked the Lord to help me.

Just a few minutes later, my daughter called. (You should know, she loves to cook. I mean really cook, like they do on TV Cooking Shows. I, on the other hand, look for the easiest and quickest recipe possible.)

Chris: “Mom, would you get me a butternut squash while you’re at the store?”

Me: “Do you mean like a real vegetable butternut squash?” (I’m thinking does that come in a package?)

Chris: (starts laughing hilariously) “Yes! A real vegetable butternut squash!!”

We both cracked up and had a good belly laugh! It felt so good to laugh!

Guess what? My mood completely changed right then

I learned a valuable, yet simple lesson yesterday about holiday blues.

  1. Always go to the Lord in prayer.
  2. Find a way to laugh!

“Your Father knows what you need before you ask him.” Mathew 6:8

“But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him.” James 1:5

“A cheerful heart is good medicine.” Proverbs 17:22

A book could be written on this subject, and I know that, but this is what happened to me. Sometimes a person needs a word of encouragement, not the whole book.

Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord;
    let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation.
Let us come before him with thanksgiving . . . Psalm 25:1-2

Merry Christmas Everyone!

(And laugh a little today!)

This is, My Journey Unscripted.

With Love, Cindy

IF YOU HAVE NEVER ASKED JESUS TO BE YOUR SAVIOR:

“IF YOU CONFESS WITH YOUR MOUTH, ‘JESUS IS LORD,’ AND BELIEVE IN YOUR HEART THAT GOD RAISED HIM FROM THE DEAD, YOU WILL BE SAVED. FOR IT IS WITH YOUR HEART THAT YOU BELIEVE AND ARE JUSTIFIED, AND IT IS WITH YOUR MOUTH THAT YOU CONFESS AND ARE SAVED. AS THE SCRIPTURE SAYS, ANYONE WHO TRUSTS IN HIM WILL NEVER BE PUT TO SHAME.”   JOHN 10:9-11

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10 thoughts on “Holiday Blues”

  1. Good advice! There are times when I’ve felt down and didn’t think to ask God to help me…I would get sucked into the negative thoughts and emotions probably because I was trying to handle it in my own strength. This is a good reminder that we can ask Him for help with any and everything.

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  2. “Your Father knows what you need before you ask Him.” “Ask, and you shall receive, knock, and the door shall be opened to you.” …And so many other verses that tell us to simply ask. What kinds of blessings does God keep in store for us, but never happen because we don’t ask? All the little things that we and others think to do in a day, but never get done… were they intended to be blessings to someone, but were never asked for? God will get us to where He wants us to go, but how much do we change what could have been?

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  3. God Bless you!! Cindy. Jesus Christ has His way of comforting me doing the Holidays, and everday. I know now the true Purpose of Christmas. I know its about what the Father gave us, and why.. I’m thankful for His Birth, and His Purpose to have been born. The Kingdom Events. I’m Thankful and Grateful. ((Hugs)) \0/\0/ 🙂

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