Coming out of the holidays is always tough for me. I feel tired, I feel emotional, I feel distracted. This year is especially tough because of the cold. I’m so cold, I don’t feel like doing anything.
When I feel this way, I know the solution = I have to lean into God. I can’t allow myself to drift. I can’t allow myself to get wayward. I have to press on. I have to lean in. When I do, God will meet me there.
One of my heavy thoughts during this post-holidays/emotional season is about all the hurting people I know. There are a lot of burdened and hurting people these days.
So I was reminded of a phrase in 2 Corinthians 1. In verse 3, Paul describes God in this way “the Father of mercies and God of all comfort.”
That is just what I needed to hear. That is life to my soul. That is fuel to my faith.
God is the Father of mercies and God of all comfort. If you need mercy, you can find it in God. If you need comfort, you can find it in God.
With all sincerity,
Your pastor, Josh