While we are now through the Christmas season, our time spent with – or without – family and friends around this time of year always seems to be a catalyst for the reopening of old wounds. Many times it is those nearest to us who cause us the most hurt. Often we stay busy and populate ourselves with noise in order to drown out the emptiness. Regardless of our state of affairs, now is the time to rely on the Lord and to trust Him with every single last thing. Pray for those who are alone and wounded. Fight against the spirit of depression, loneliness, hopelessness, addiction, and suicide. Cry out to the Lord!

The whole head is sick,
And the whole heart faints.
From the sole of the foot even to the head,
There is no soundness in it,
But wounds and bruises and putrefying sores;
They have not been closed or bound up,
Or soothed with ointment.

Isaiah 1:5-6

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