Holidays can be bittersweet

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Holidays can be bittersweet as past memories of family gatherings bring smiles followed closely by tears as the face of those we love come to our minds and we remember that they have gone on before us. While we are thankful that they are celebrating every day in praising our LORD in His Throne Room, there is still grief for separation.

I don’t have all the answers to explain difficult circumstances. I can say that I know God is right here, right now in all facets of my life as well as in yours, joys as well as deep sorrows. He is an involved Father who holds His child during sickness and listens no matter how many times the child cries out in pain. He sees every tear and His heart is tender to your despair. He will sift through my emotions with His Spirit and separate truth from deception. He gives wisdom, love and mercy in a never-ending stream, filling me when I am dry and thirsty.

So if you find yourself in a difficult holiday this year, allow Jesus to walk with you through the day. Grab hold and cling to the truth that you are not alone. Jesus will tell you about the darkness of one Friday in His life and then remind you of the glory that came 48 hours later on a quiet Sunday morning. Things are not always as they seem. You can count on Him seeing you and staying with you whether your world seems joyously light or darkly cloudy. And that may give you the reason to turn to God and say, “Thanks.”

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About Jesus is a safe harbor

I am a follower of Jesus. I am a grateful delivered woman who was once an addict, but now God has restored me and renewed me. I have been redeemed and remade by our Creator through salvation of His Son, Jesus Christ! I just want to share what God has done in my life that you may have the opportunity to experience the same joy He gave me. I give God all the glory for everything in my life for I couldn't accomplish anything apart from Him. If ye shall know the truth, the truth shall set you free, John 8:32. He puts people in my life that help me and gives me the opportunity to help another. I am never surprised by his love and blessings. God has placed a confidence and love in myself that I have never had before… so "Thank you God".. for the many True Blue Christians you have put in my life and for all the blessings you bestow on me daily. I have not come this far without lots of prayers and the help and love of my true friends and family and I thank you God for those special people in my life. You are 100% my Savior! I will forever have your name on my lips. I realize now with lots of prayer and reading of the Word… that all the answers were here for me and I never asked the questions. Although I still struggle daily with other life’s daily cards that are dealt, I have an attitude now of “NO MATTER WHAT “– I will praise You, Lord~~~through my storms and my triumphs! I have much more to share and would love to answer any questions anyone may have for through all my trials what has come to be is that I want to help others to see what I didn’t see and hopefully prevent the same hurts, guilt, shame and woes that I had to deal with and give them the best gift of all… JESUS! I believe it's important that we know who we are in God ... We are a one of a kind and God has made us like no other for a purpose- His purpose. Yes, bad things happen and yes, we make poor choices, but we don't have to continue to make them. God's mercies are new each day. Once we realize, know and most importantly believe who we are in Christ, that we are a child of God, we are not an accident, and whatever the circumstances before us each day no matter what they are... God gives us the choice and the power of Him to choose right and live right. We no longer have to live in the past, but in the present and look with expectation to the future with God by our side guiding us and directing our steps. He is our strength and our hope needs to reside in Him. Let his power and love work in your life today and see that life does not have to be the way you are living now. He wants to help you, but you have to let him. He can't make us come to him, he is not lost - WE ARE! Please share this blog with others to encourage them for the glory of God!
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