Are you feeling hopeless this Christmas? | Beyond Small Talk

Not admitted by many, but the holidays are tough times – especially for those who have lost their loved ones, those who can’t be home with their families, those who are stressed and facing daunting challenges 

There are number of reasons why people get lonely and depressed 

According to Kendra Cherry in her article An Overview of the Holiday Blues in Verywell Mind, “The most common symptom of the holiday blues is a persistent or recurring feeling of sadness that begins during the holiday season. This feeling may vary in intensity and duration.” 

“Some people might feel down periodically but experience brief periods of feeling more upbeat. Others may have more moderate to severe feelings of depression that last throughout the season,” she added.  

Is there hope for those who are depressed? 

Yes. 

If you are experiencing these difficult emotions, the Bible is rich with the promises of God that will help you overcome these.  

Remember what He said in Jeremiah 29:11? 

God has a plan for your life.  

He said, “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” 

You can expect something better than your current situation. Trust Him for He is a faithful God and He has no record of failing His promises.   

In this period of agony, God remains powerful. 

In the midst of brokenness, despair, hopelessness, anxiety, depression, there is a God who is so much willing to bring Himself closer to us for us to realize our wholeness in Him,” Archie Dela Cruz expressed.  

God is not scared nor intimidated by your issues. In fact, He wants you to come to Him to help you heal your shattered heart and mend your wounded soul.  

Moreover, Beyond Small Talk hosts encourage you to remember Romans 12:2 NIV, “Do not conform to the pattern of this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.” 

The battle starts in your mind so constantly feed it with what is true, noble, right, pure, lovely, and admirable (Philippians 4:8). 

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Catch another Beyond Small Talk webisode this December 21, Saturday, 7 pm on The 700 Club Asia Facebook page and YouTube Channel.  

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