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The holiday seasons can be heavy, full of expectations, and exhausting for most of us. From dealing with perfectionism, toxic family members, or just grief from trauma or loss during the holiday season, it’s important to give ourselves grace throughout this time.
God never meant for these times to cause us grief or exhaustion. Instead, I believe this season was meant for rest, relaxation, and family. We are supposed to be celebrating the birth of our Lord, and to be thankful for all that we have.
Instead, we have stress, chaos, debt and sadness. So today, I want to write a short post on this grateful holiday with five verses that will give you grace.
For you are saved by grace through faith, and this is not from yourselves; it is God’s gift — not from works, so that no one can boast. — Ephesians 2:8-9 (CSB)
Indeed, we have all received grace upon grace from his fullness, for the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. — John 1:16-17 (CSB)
For while we were still helpless, at the right time, Christ died for the ungodly. For rarely will someone die for a just person — though for a good person perhaps someone might even dare to die. But God proves his own love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. How much more then, since we have now been justified by his blood, will we be saved through him from wrath. For if, while we were enemies, we were reconciled to God through the death of his Son, then how much more, having been reconciled, will we be saved by his life. And not only that, but we also boast in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received this reconciliation. — Romans 5:6-11 (CSB)
You, therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. — 2 Timothy 2:1 (CSB)
But when God, who from my mother’s womb set me apart and called me by his grace, was pleased 16 to reveal his Son in me, so that I could preach him among the Gentiles — Galatians 1:15-16 (CSB)
I hope you are encouraged this holiday season to give yourself the same grace that the God of the universe gives to you. You are a beloved daughter and He will never forsake you, no matter what you do.
Happy Holidays friends.
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