By: Carol McClain @carol_mcclain
My Christmas was wonderful--just Neil and me and Facetime with Sarah and family. Of course, Neil got me the most perfect gifts. For those who follow me on Facebook, you know I got a toilet seat and brush--asked for in serious jest and happy to be received.
Still, Christmas time is always hard for me, as it is for many people. For many, now that it's over a new desolation sets in.
This is often the hardest time because we've put our faith in others. And, as always, others have issues and turning to them to fix our own problems never works.
This past Christmas proved it for a lot of us. Arguments broke out, white elephant gifts were exchanged, the ham dried out, Uncle Marvin got drunk and you were left to clean up the Christmas mess.
Worst of all: Everyone left. You're alone. The excitement's gone. Anticipation has ended. Nothing remains except for New Year's and resolutions you're going to keep this year.
Yep. You will keep them.
Only God Can Fix You
- Others don't know you the way He does.
- Others don't love you the way He does.
- Others are broken--how can the broken fix the irreparable?
- Others will leave you alone. God never will.
- Others change their affections. God is the same yesterday, today, tomorrow.
I beg you all, enjoy Christmas (and Valentine's Day and St. Patty's, and...). Make your resolutions.
But to find true happiness, to fix your broken lives, only one person can save. I hope you've met Him.