When we think about Christmas we paint this picture of everything perfect like out of a movie. The fire in the fireplace burning bright, the house decorated and cozy, snow outside and spending time with family and friends. We tend to think that everyone is happy and act like there’s not a care in the world. We build this picture of peace and tranquility during the holidays.
That isn’t life though, something interrupts us that brings us back to reality. Someone comes yelling and slamming doors placing blame on one another for something. We get a phone call that something bad has happened.
Maybe our heart gets broken.
A relationship or friendship ended.
A loved one has passed away.
Someone betrayed us that hurt.
Our perfect Christmas dreams we pictured and painted always has something that will interrupt and change our plans. Sometimes we wish that we could just stay in our little world a little longer but that isn’t reality. Something always comes up to cramp our style. I know just how you feel. There are more times then I can count that I wish life could be picture perfect. I don’t like change and lately have had more then my share of interruptions and bad things happen.
What I am here to tell you is this. Nothing surprises God. All these interruptions aren’t surprises to him. Nothing takes God by surprise and we tend to mistake the bad things as Him loosing control. But this is not true. However we wish that things like this would never happen but truth is that they will.
Jesus said that we’d have trouble but also promised us that He will be there in the midst of it all.
John 16:33 “I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.”
No matter where we are in life whether it is on the path we want or the path we don’t want be encouraged right now. God is with us. He will always be by our side. The brokenness we feel can be made into something beautiful by God.
I love the verse in Romans that tells us God works everything for the good of those who love Him who have been called according to His purpose.
The Message version of Romans 8:28 says “That’s why we can be so sure that every detail in our lives of love for God is worked into something good.” This version explains this excellently. Every little detail in our lives of love for God is working into something good. His ways are always better then we can imagine.
So right now take heart and listen to what I am saying. Press through and trust God. He is the only one who will never let you down. He loves you so much! That is what Christmas is about. This season instead of worrying or stressing out over the broken pieces just remember the reason we celebrate Christmas. It’s because of Jesus. He loves us so much and He will never leave our side.
Blessings, Grace Mae ❤