The afternoon sunlight is very comforting as I sit here writing to you today. I wish I could share it with you. Much as I love to write, I would really enjoy just turning off my computer and chatting and getting to know you.
Sometimes a little sunlight & a loving friend who will listen is such a blessing. And if you're going through a painful season of your life - where holiday words like "Happy " & "Merry" don't fit - please remember that we have a true friend in Jesus. He understands our suffering very well because he took birth as a human being - on purpose - and lived on this earth with us.
"The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us." John 1:14 .
I am so grateful that even in my darkest hours I can turn to my Savior, to our loving Lord who invites us to walk with him - through pain & suffering and out the other side into newness of life. You may have to walk through "the valley of the shadow of death" when you desperately wish you could do an emotional bypass, but he is with you. He's not emotionless & detached. He can relate and redeem. And he is the source of comfort & joy.
How will you find comfort as the holidays unfold ?
What would you enjoy or find helpful ?
How will you walk in faith rather than out of it ?
These questions can be very challenging when you're struggling through some big bad life issues. Let's get real : a larger serving of sorrow or extra portion of anxiety with your "celebrations " is not your heart's desire.
So I encourage you to spend some real time in prayer as you seek very personal answers to those comfort & joy questions and take a few actions, whether large or small, to receive more of the love and goodness that God desires for you.
I hope you'll be compassionate and not condemn yourself for wanting to be cared for. I hope that you'll make room in your heart for the healing love of our Savior. Many of you know these lyrics: "Let every heart prepare Him room."
And just so you know, I'm very thankful that you've connected with me here at Light of the World Coaching - some of you from as far away as Vietnam and Nigeria - and I celebrate your courage as you continue to move forward. As we say here in America, Happy Thanksgiving!
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Toni Kim has enjoyed writing since childhood when she discovered the word "penpal".
Toni coaches Christians globally and loves to hear from you. Your prayer requests are always welcome here.
She is also excited about the challenging journey of sharing God's love with greater