Melancholy Christmas

the outlook may not always be easy, but the up-look is great!

the confusion of the World

I had mixed feelings about Christmas 2019 and the New Year was looking uncertain, We were alone this Christmas. A few days before, 90-year old granny went to the hospital with pneumonia, and we had to shuttle back and forth to see her. What do you do when the mood is low? - You talk to the Lord and ask Him to put things into perspective.


Prayer...

Jesus, today is Christmas eve. We are alone here and it seems like we are going to have a quiet Christmas. Perhaps that's good, I don't know. We also don't know what's ahead in 2020. The prospects look fuzzy. The World is in confusion. We don't have any clear vision on what we are supposed to do. Our health is not the best, we haven't taken care of ourselves as we should, and it seems like time is passing by or slipping by so fast. I am so very thankful for all the blessings in my life, there is plenty to keep me busy but there is always something that need attention so it doesn't feel like there is much progress.

Jesus, thank you so much that our loved ones are busy building their lives, they have people to look after and things to do as well as problems and challenges. They also face an uncertain future. The World is in a mess and there is not much hope out there it seems. Media news is depressing and sad. We are overwhelmed by technology and confusion and overloaded with input and yet somehow we are not satisfied. We are restless and on edge. There are too many things we want to do, but we are distracted by trivialities. Our focus is blurry, our aim is lame, and we feel powerless and impotent.

Jesus what are we to think? What are we to do? Where else can we go but to You for direction, guidance, wisdom and strength? Please dearest Love speak to us and show the way in Jesus name I pray!

And so this is what came to me...

"I know my child that the future looks daunting. So much confusion and uncertainty. But look up and live. Turn your eyes upon Jesus, look full in His wonderful face, and the things of earth shall grow strangely dim in the light of His glory and grace. At this time in your life you are starting to let go of the physical things that tie you down, and you are reaching for the true values of the Kingdom, love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, meekness, temperance. Love beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things endureth all things. If you live within the light of My love you will have your priorities straight. So look up and live! Loosen the grip on the material and hold tighter to My hand that your days may be sweeter, more graceful and so you can rely on the flow of My Spirit to guide you."

After getting this I was listening to songs that drew me closed to Him. As someone once said, "The outlook may not be easy, but the uplook is great!"

"Turn your eyes upon Jesus" is in the album, When you need him most on the Nubeat site.

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