Keep Looking!

With the rush of the holiday season behind us and the New Year before us, I always appreciate receiving late Christmas cards.  Sometimes, the cards get returned to sender and that accounts for the tardiness.  There are address mix ups that happen, too.  Most of the time, however, I am thankful because someone sends a card because they are just like me—mailing cards just didn’t happen on time this year.  More than that, though, I like being reminded of the joy of the season.       

Stress, anxiety and uncertainty are abundant and all too familiar to many of us.  Each of those alone is enough to burden someone.  When they are blended into everyday life, waking up everyday can be a chore.  We need the reminder that God wants so much more for us.  God offers peace that surpasses all understanding.  There is healing, pure wholeness of spirit that only God can provide.  When we are overwhelmed by the circumstances we see, it can be difficult to experience what God desires for us.  That is why I love those late cards; I am reminded that God is at work.  What do you see that reminds you of the same?  Keep looking!

And remember Paul's words and remain "joyful in hope, patient in your afflictions and faithful in prayer" (Romans 12:12).

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