Bah-Covid! Ha, am I right? Holidays are Here, Covid is Still Here, Things are Different. So very different! I know this is nothing new to you, but man are we feeling this year or what? To think we are 9 months into this mask wearing, social-distancing world seems hard to believe. I am sure you are like me and never thought 2020 would turn out the way it has. We had goals and aspirations for the year that were changed forever.
Scripture to Encourage You Through the Season
Some of you have been through harder times than others and I recognize this truth. With friends and family affected by the virus, job losses and over-worked employees, financial stress, loneliness and social-distancing, etc. this year has been tough. A year we will most likely never forget.
I know this is nothing new to you, but I just wanted to let you know, I GET YOU! Each of us wishes we had the ability to look into the magic mirror and see when this will all end, but that is not our option. So, we must move forward. You may have heard this before, but it really is true!
I wanted to send a note to you as we enter into this week of Thanksgiving and let you know it is okay to not be okay! This year has been a year we will never forget, but I do hope you can find some place for gratitude through it all. I take comfort in knowing that God is ultimately in control and I rest in that daily!
Through the month of November I have been reading through a devotional on Joy. Typically I choose to go through a thankfulness bible reading, but I felt like I needed to add more Joy into my daily life. So, I have been reading through it and you know what? Joy brings out gratefulness too! This morning I read this quote from the YouVersion devotional, A Jolt of Joy and it said,
Thanksgiving is the password that opens the door of His presence to His people. And, when you enter into His presence, you know that you will find there:JOY!
I couldn’t have said it better myself.
I was trying to decide what to write about or how I wanted to share a little joy to you and then I thought I could share a few verses that have encouraged me as I have moved through this season. Covid, Unknown, Health Concerns, Thanksgiving, Approaching Christmas, etc. All of these thoughts and more fill our minds daily, but I hope that these verses will bring some joy and encouragement to you! You can just grab the images below by clicking on the images and saving them to your phone or desktop. They are my gift to you this Thanksgiving season. I do hope that they will lift you up and bring some encouragement and joy to your days ahead.
Scripture to Encourage Your JOY
I truly am thankful for you and hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Here are the list of verses I made images for, just in case you would rather look them up on your own. 🙂
2 Timothy 4:17
Psalm 43:3-4 NLT
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
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