How to Find True Joy At Christmas

 

We’ve all met a Scrooge at one time or another. Whether they’re decrying the price of turkeys this year or complaining about the incompetence of government, Scrooges are no fun to be around. They have a remarkable talent for sucking every last drop of happiness and joy out of the Christmas season. Instead of rejoicing, they are bitter and miserable. How can we avoid becoming one of these Scrooges? How can we rejoice even if this Christmas is going to be tougher than usual?

 

Here’s what we need to remember so we can find true joy at Christmas.

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Don’t Let Stress Steal Your Joy (+ Biblical Tips to Beat It)

 

With Christmas just a few short weeks away, most of us will be tempted to get stressed out at some point. Faced with a thick gift list, a thin bank account, and a lengthy list of extra responsibilities, we may feel overwhelmed. 

However, God’s commands to rejoice (Philippians 4:4), cast all our cares on Him (1 Peter 5:7), and trust Him with all our hearts (Proverbs 3:5) don’t just apply when life goes smoothly. They also apply when your car breaks down, when the bills pile up, and when you feel you can’t go one step further.

No matter what circumstances you are facing, you don’t have to be stressed out. 

Read on to find out what stress steals from you (+ Biblical tips to beat it). Read more…



The Only Cure for Bitterness

 

In Hebrews 12, the Bible warns us of the dangers of bitterness. We are cautioned in verse 15 to be, “Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled;” Bitterness is one of the most dangerous sins, leading to anger, depression, sexual sin, and the corruption of others. But God’s Word gives us the solution for bitterness. 

Let’s take a look at the only cure for bitterness. Read more…