Making merry this Christmas may seem challenging, but it is possible, and not only is it possible it is necessary. Making merry doesn’t mean to get drunk or high as the world would have you to believe. That type of activity only leaves people feeling emotionally empty and in want for something more. Making merry this Christmas means something much richer than anything this world has to offer, and it will not leave you feeling empty, but fulfilled.
Making merry this Christmas is choosing joy over anxiety, depression and fear. This means making quality decisions that will alter the outcome of our day. It may not change our circumstances, but it will transform the foundation of our emotions. And as followers of Christ we cannot allow ourselves to be driven by negative emotions, but to choose to step into the realm of joy.
Joy is more than an emotion. It is a supernatural power given to us by God that will cause the devil to run from us. Let us see what the Bible has to say about joy.
Nehemiah 8:10 from the Amplified version of the Bible tells us, “Do not be worried, for the joy of the Lord is your strength and your stronghold.” Instead of allowing worry to be our stronghold, let us allow joy to be our strength. You may be reading this and thinking to yourself, “That’s easy for you to say, you don’t know what I have been through!” And you are correct, I don’t know all that you have been through, but I too have had my share of tribulations on this earth and am showing you the way to overcome the negative stronghold of sorrow. Jeremiah 31:13 says, “I will turn their mourning into joy; I will comfort them, and give them gladness for sorrow.’” No matter how difficult the situation is, if we will make the decision to choose the “Joy of the Lord” in place of our pain we will find inner healing for our soul–our mind and emotions.
There is supernatural healing power in joy. Proverbs 17:22 teaches us that, “A merry heart does good, like medicine, but a broken spirit dries the bones.” Choose to take God’s medicine–joy, take it daily, not just once a day, but take it in large doses throughout the day. You cannot overdose on it. And I promise you, the more you ingest His joy, the quicker you will heal, and the stronger in life you will become.
Let us make merry this Christmas, and refrain from the negative emotions of anxiety, depression, and fear. Let us refresh our souls–our mind and emotions with the joy of the Lord and make His joy our supernatural strength and stronghold. And let us share this refreshing joy of the Lord with others and give them reason to make merry this Christmas too.
© 2020 Author Becky Dvorak–Healing and Miracles International, All rights reserved.