The months and weeks leading up to Christmas can be a difficult time for the trying couple or family.
I use to keep away from the city centres because I did not want to be greeted with all the beautifully wrapped kids presents.
I couldn’t bear to look at them. It was too painful. I had no child, but there they were, months and weeks before Christmas inviting shoppers to get something for their kids.
It is difficult not to feel a pang of pain knowing that this year you won’t be getting a present for your child.
It is particularly difficult if you have lost a child you once use to buy presents for.
As you go through this season of Christmas I want to remind you that this is a season of hope, love and peace.
Jesus was born to replace our pain with joy. Joy may not be what you are experiencing right now but He also brings hope.
During this time I was encouraged by what the bible says:
In psalms 146:5, God is my hope. He is my help enabling me face each day. He is faithful forever V6, and lifts those who are down. V8.
I certainly did not feel hopeful during those times but as I begin to acknowledge that he is my helper I began to experience relief from despair, my mood lightens and I am able to find strength to partake in the celebration of His birth
My encouragement to you today is to find your hope in God.
As the season unfolds, sometimes you may be filled with moments of joy and may experience intense pain.
remember He promises to be our light in darkness and our hope for the future.
Now I have two girls and there is no end to the presents..
Your Partner in Hope