Christmas is finally here! usually the week after Christmas i start to wonder how i’m ever going to survive a whole year of waiting. but it always rolls around so fast, and then i worry that i won’t have time to get done what i need to or have time to just relax and focus on what this time is really about.
how do you fix that? preparing for Christmas is challenging because there seems to be so much to do. buying gifts, decorating, finishing up school, and so much more, always ending up stressed and not in control of your emotions and ability to just relax in Him.
how does God ask us to prepare? how can we be looking forward to His coming and not get too caught up in the rush of the few weeks before? here are some verses to help you when you start to feel uneasy and not centered in Him.
“Great peace have those that love your law, and nothing can make them stumble.”
God’s word tells us that when we have peace, nothing can cause us to stumble. be still in him!
“You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you.”
when we trust in him, we will have peace! when you start to get caught up in the rush of preparing for Christmas, instead, prepare your heart to celebrate Jesus’ coming. remember He’s the one we’re get our peace from; run to him.
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
“I will give you rest.” He says. To me, nothing is more comforting. it draws me right to Him and quiets me.
one of my favorites during this Christmas season especially, is Romans 8:5.
“For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit.”
it can be especially easy to slip into living according to the flesh, ignoring the purpose we are here. set your heart to do your work in the mindset of furthering His Kindgdom, no matter what.
finally, Psalm 62:8
“Trust in him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge”.
God asks us to pour out our hearts to Him and to trust Him.
do you have any favorite bible verses that give you peace and help you to focus? I’d love to hear them!