Sometimes we think of this time of year as "the most wonderful time of the year." We even sing about it! While there are many celebrations, things don't always go as planned and disappointments or challenges can be magnified by the otherwise joyous atmosphere that surrounds us. Even if we experience trouble, we have reason to celebrate. We just need to continue to draw near to God!
In the midst of trouble, we don't have to let the situation around us change our relationship with God or with each other. How we act can tell others about God and His influence in our lives. We can show that we trust in Him by not getting down, but instead continuing to pray and praise Him. We can sing our praises. We can talk to God through prayer. We can always trust in Him, even in the midst of trouble!
Pray and sing the praises of God, no matter what is surrounding you in life!
Thank You for Your presence in my life and for the ability to have a relationship with You. Help me to always trust in You and allow my actions to show Your influence in my life. Through Jesus I pray, amen.