We’re 2 weeks into 2023 and studies indicate the next 2-3 weeks can be very difficult for many people. So, how you doing?
If your holiday… adrenaline has worn off, spending come due, eating added too many pounds, resolutions took a hike, and/or loved ones are sorely missed, then hang in there with courage, knowing you’re not alone in more ways than you may realize…
First, everyone has “less than ideal” stuff in their lives that can “be heavy” mentally, physically, relationally, emotionally, spiritually, vocationally, financially, etc… So, instead of trying to look “all together” all the time, relax and be authentic with others and let them be real as well. Life is more satisfying being an authentic person and active listener!
Second, we can always be real about ourselves with God. There’s nothing in our lives or story God doesn’t know about or can’t handle. Jesus Christ shows us for certain how much God loves and understands us, and can be counted on to help us grow! Jesus’ commitment to us is second to none and an unshakeable foundation to authentically love God with all ourselves and and love others as ourselves!
Share each other’s burdens,and in this way fulfill the law of Christ.
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened,and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon youand learn from me, for I am gentle and humblein heart, and you will find rest for your souls.”
Let’s forge a bright 2023, following Jesus forward together!