Sunday, December 11, 2016

A Content Discontent

Psalm 34:17-20 English Standard Version (ESV)

17 When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears
    and delivers them out of all their troubles.
18 The Lord is near to the brokenhearted
    and saves the crushed in spirit.
19 Many are the afflictions of the righteous,
    but the Lord delivers him out of them all.
20 He keeps all his bones;
    not one of them is broken.

Romans 15:13 English Standard Version (ESV)
13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.

Sometimes Christmas is tough.  Sometimes Christmas is sad.  Sometimes Christmas hurts and hurts deeply.  There's no shame in it, however, when circumstances bring pain, because we have a Savior who brings hope.  In a season of suffering?  Hold fast to your salvation and know you are safe in your Savior's keeping.  Be content.

Melancholy Christmas - Amy Grant

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