By Zach Wood
Christmastime is a memorable time of year. However, I cannot help but think of people who also really struggle during this time of year. I’m not at all trying to put a damper on all the wonderful celebrations that go on this time of year, but I just want to point out today that this time of year is very difficult for people.
One thing we all need to realize is that we come to a point in our lives where there are some serious trials and it takes all that we are and every ounce of strength just to get up in the morning to live another day of life. The reality of life is sometimes very hard to swallow. This world is a harsh place, but we serve an Almighty God who truly understands the pain we go through.
Sometimes God says no to taking away the pain and promises to be our sufficiency. He wants us to completely trust in Him, even though we have no clue what He’s doing, because He wants to use the pain we’re going through to produce something new and strong within us.
If you are struggling this time of year, take comfort in knowing that you have a wonderful and loving Heavenly Father who loves you and is holding you tight. Trust in His sufficiency even if you don't feel that He is near. He is and He will guide you and lead you.