For many, the holidays are the best time of the year. But for some, they can be the most difficult, draining, and depressing.
In Zechariah 4, a man faced with an overwhelming situation was told the way to deal with it was not in his own strength, but in God’s. He was told that to accomplish everything in front of him, he should begin by declaring “grace, grace” over all of it.
Say those words over your life. Not as some religious superstition, but as an affirmation of who God is for you, no matter what you’re facing.
You’re not alone. You’re never alone. In all your circumstances, Jesus is with you. You are permanently surrounded by his faithfulness, hope, love, joy, peace, and grace. The grace to be who he says you are, and the grace to do what he says is possible.
Speak “grace, grace,” over yourself until you can breathe again. Say it until you can feel his peace in your mind, joy in your heart, and unceasing love in your life.
“The Lord is my strength and my shield, and I trust my life to him. He is always with me, which fills my heart with such joy, I can’t help but sing songs of thanksgiving” (Psalm 28:7, paraphrased).