If you feel lonely, misunderstood, rejected, falsely accused, and left out, just remember Mary, Joseph and Jesus all understand how you feel.
Praying for the presence of Christ to encounter all who need to know or be tangibly reminds that God, Immanuel, is with you. He sees you. He loves you. He will never forsake you, abandon you or reject you. When you call on Him in humility and genuineness of heart, He is there for you. He will always be the friend that sticks closer than a brother or a sister.
Many are not having the merriest of Christmases, but all can encounter the Christ of Christmas. Everything was not oh so merry for Mary, Joseph and Jesus. They all, however, did encounter the joy of obedience and surrender to God and His divine plan.
Father God, Thank you for understanding how I feel. I desire to really know You more and draw closer to Your love and light in spite of discouragement, disappointments, and all the darkness that surrounds me. Fill me with a fresh encounter with Your Holy Spirit. Thank You for Your gift of grace that covers my life. Fill me with the peace of Your presence this Christmas. Amen.
Prayers of peace and joy over all in the presence of Christ on this glorious Christmas Day that the Lord has made.
Your sister in Christ, Joyful Jenny
More Word references: Proverbs 18:24; Romans 8:31-39
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