For so many, Christmas is a joy-filled time of celebrations—but we can’t hide the reality that for some people this is a time of loneliness and deep sorrow. How do we handle Christmas joy and grief at the same time? If you are like me, you want to be an encourager and give hope to those who are hurting this Christmas. So, what do we do for our friends who are hurting at Christmas?
Are you going through a rough Christmas season? Are you secretly dreading Christmas Eve and Christmas Day? Many Christian homes this Christmas will search for a way to handle their aching and broken hearts.
But there is Good News!
How do you handle the holidays without the ones you love? How do we handle grief during any joyous occasion? Here are a few things I’m learning as I face another holiday with an empty chair or two because the special people I’ve loved are absent.