With the upcoming holidays comes greater stress but it also brings greater joy. If you are like me, you are juggling family visits, grocery lists, the extra costs of that family and grocery list, more events happening in the church and community, and a running list of “I want this for Christmas!” Well maybe you have it more together than I do, perhaps more organized. But this is the reality of the holiday season for me.
Before I get consumed by the chaos, I hear God whispering “Be still.” I take a deep breath. “And know that I am God” (Psalm 46:10).
Our God is good. Look around you. That family that is driving you crazy is a blessing. Even when they are loud and fighting, they are God’s children that you have the privilege to know, grow with and love no matter what, just as God loves us.
When we feel drained, worn out, stressed out and overwhelmed. God is still working. He is still covering us with His love. And He still whispers “Be still and know I am God.” He has it all under control, even the things that feel out of our control. He is good and His faithful love endures forever. So let’s give thanks to God for the peaceful chaos of the season and for all the many blessings He provides each of us.
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