Christmas is a few days away and there are a lot of people who are excited. And how can they not be?
The Christmas tree is decorated
The gifts are ready
The family is coming over
The food is sorted
Friends will be there
and so on and so on…
But there is another reality to Christmas. The reality that there are a lot of people facing depression, people who are contemplating
suicide, people who are facing mental health issues and so many other negative things.
But there is an answer to all the pain and difficult things we go through not just at Christmas but throughout the year.
“He was despised and rejected by men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief, and as one from whom
men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not.”
Isaiah 53:3 ASV
I love this scripture because it’s talking about JESUS. He was despised and rejected by men. He was acquainted with grief.
He was a man of sorrows! What a title.
If there is anyone who knows the pain you are going through it’s JESUS. He knows exactly what you are going through?
He knows the darkness you are in and the chains that are suffocating you.
He knows the hopelessness you are feeling at the moment and that is why you should call on Him immediately.
Whatever you are going through at the moment I want you to know that you are not alone. He is with you. He wants
to help you and bring you out of the darkness. He wants to break the chains that are suffocating you right now.
Whatever pain and heartache you are going through remember that Jesus went through it. He was the man of sorrows.
“Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted.”
Isaiah 53:4 ASV
Give Him your grief. He will carry your sorrow.
So cry out to Him for help. He loves you and wants to be there for you.
He knows your every pain that you are going through right now.
There is hope for you this Christmas friend. And His name is JESUS!