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May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace....png

When giving thanks doesn’t come easily and life presses in sharp, tearing at romantic ideals of holiday tables and merry-making, is celebration even possible? Perhaps you’ve been asking yourself this question as you grapple with a life-altering diagnosis. The constant reality that your dear one won’t be home for the holidays–now or ever. An all-consuming depression that seems to only deepen as you focus on the joy that isn’t yours.

When life presses in sharp, is celebration even possible? Click To Tweet

I am sorry for the pain. The fear. The aching loss.

I understand. I’ve been in that place and it’s unwelcome and ugly. Overpowering and overwhelming. Unyielding and unstoppable. Until, we remember God is with us in every situation, complication, and aggravation.

He is able to bring beauty from ashes, victory from calamity, and deliverance from disaster.Nothing is impossible for God. Click To Tweet

He is able to bring beauty from ashes, victory from calamity, and deliverance from disaster. Nothing is impossible for God. (Luke 1:37)

The Lord of all experienced the same hurts as you and me, Friend. He knew the separation of death, was intimate with rejection, and chose to spill holy blood for the loss of his broken beloved.

Because of Him, we can cling to hope.Even when our worst fears are realized, we know the truth. Click To Tweet

Because of Him, we can cling to hope. Even when our worst fears are realized, we know the truth.

Christ has overcome the world (John 16:33) that we might have an eternal hope (1 Peter 1:3-4). Christ came that you and I might have life and have it abundantly (John 10:10). Christ is the hope set before us (Hebrews 6:18). The Promise for whom we can give thanks in all circumstances (1 Thessalonians 5:18).

In these promises, we can give thanks.

Peace and grace,

Tammy

P.S. I’ve downloaded a printable gratitude journal for your use. Even recording one small word of thanks can turn our faces His direction. I pray you’ll be encouraged.

Thankful Thoughts Journal

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