Joy? Seriously?

In the midst of separation or divorce, it is hard to watch other families around Christmastime. You may feel as though things will never be as they were. People laughing, parties, gift giving, even the Christmas story is full of the joy of the season. This seems to be the time of the year that’s focused on relationships. So do just that—focus on relationships. It may take some extra effort, but pray the prayer of Psalm 51:12 (below). Spend a little more time in God’s Word. Spend more time with your supportive friends. You may be surprised that you can experience joy despite very difficult circumstances. Your relationship with Christ and others will give you the strength to embrace every new day.

Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me. (Psalm 51:12)

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