It’s almost Christmas and I am grasping for that Christmas feeling.
Yes, I have the tree up and the Christmas music has been playing for a while now. I am even hoping for some snow. But, current events have left me feeling a bit deflated. We’ve all experienced so much change that we can end up feeling like a top that’s been spun. We’re winding down and can’t quite see things around us clearly.
Maybe you feel that way, too?
Maybe life doesn’t look like you planned it would on this December day. You may be thinking, “Tell me how in this weary world we are supposed to rejoice?”
Whenever I feel like that top—over spun and winding down to what feels like nothing—I know it means I need to lean in and listen.
Sometimes all the spinning keeps us out of His Word on a daily basis. It’s hard to renew our minds on good intentions and positive thinking. Only truth can do that, and Truth is a person.
Take heart, beloved, Your King is coming!
What feeling does that statement bring to your heart? Is it joy, anxiousness, fear, hope, indifference? It all depends on who the King is, doesn’t it? It depends on whether He is good or not.
Zechariah 9:9 says, “Rejoice greatly…See, your king comes to you, righteous and victorious” (NIV).
We can rejoice when we know Who is coming…He is our King.
He is a good King, not one to be feared as if He would mistreat us. But, One to be in awe of, to trust as the Caretaker of our souls.
Trust—that can be a hard one.
But as I flipped through the pages of my Bible, feeling tired and empty, the word “trust” seemed to leap off the pages.
Those who trust in the Lord:
- Will lack no good thing.
- Will find new strength.
- Cannot be moved!
Jesus is coming, beloved. Your King is coming and while you wait for Him, His Spirit has gifts for you while you trust Him in the waiting.