When Holidays Are Difficult

A sad woman

Never again will they hunger; never again will they thirst. The sun will not beat down on them, nor any scorching heat. For the Lamb at the center of the throne will be their shepherd; he will lead them to springs of living water. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.—Revelation 7:16-17 (NIV)

As we enter into the holidays, recognize that this time of year can be difficult for some people, especially if they have experienced a loss. If you or someone you love is going through a hard time, know that God knows the depth of your grief. He will comfort your heart.

Today's Prayer:

Dear Lord, remind me to be gentle to myself during this difficult time. Lift me up when I am weak and help me find moments of peace.

Adapted from 60 Days of Prayer, a new publication from Guideposts