The year 2020 has brought so much heartache to so many that when we are feeling overwhelmed or sad. When we want to let out a scream or ball up in a corner and cry, it seems we are selfish. How could we complain about our problems, feel sad about anything when we have so much compared to others. When we have been blessed not to know the pain that 2020 has brought to so many. But let’s not forget we are still only human, and while our pain may not be as great as others, it is still our pain. Please do not push it down and let it fester that is not healthy for you or anyone around you. Let out that scream, have a good cry, talk to someone about what is troubling you. Do what will make you feel better, and don’t feel guilty about it because you can’t help others if you don’t help yourself first.
Do you know who is the most excited about this time of year?
Satan, that’s who!
You see, Satan loves all the happiness and joy being had by so many. It is precisely that joy that brings sadness to the hearts of so many others. Individuals who have lost a loved one. Those who are dealing with health or family issues. People struggling with housing or financial hardship or just those who truly have no one to share the holidays with. For them, the holidays can be a time of sadness and loneness, and that’s the window of opportunity Satan sees as a chance to break their faith. But as Christians, we are warriors for Christ, and we can help keep old Satan at bay. Try being extra nice to those around us, friends, and strangers. Smile at a stranger. Take a day and volunteer at a homeless shelter. Take an afternoon and spend it with an older person who has no one else to spend time with. Call up a family member or friend you haven’t spoken to in a while to see how they are doing. Do whatever you can because if you are lucky enough to know joy and happiness this holiday season by committing just one random act of kindness each day between now and Christmas, you would be amazed at just how much of an impact you may have on someone’s life.