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Instead of the most wonderful time of year, Christmas can be the most stressful time of year—a whirlwind of traveling, shopping, standing, baking, partying, entertaining, and even churching.

According to the American Psychological Association, 7 out of 10 people feel stress from not having enough time for their Christmas activities, and the same number—69  percent to be exact—worry about having enough money. Over half those surveyed battle anxiety selecting the right presents for loved ones.

Not surprisingly, most of the stress balls on women. Far more women than men worry about gift-giving, and women are more likely to take on added workloads by running to purchase last minute gifts and working overtime in the kitchen to feed all the guests.

Here’s a helpful tip. According to David Jeremiah you can

 CHOOSE A JOY VERSE FOR THIS SEASON. There are hundreds of text about joy and rejoicing in the Bible, and they don’t take December off.  Comb through the Bible for verse and say something like:  This Christmas the joy of the Lord is my strength (Nehemiah 8:10).  This Christmas I will offer sacrifices of joy in his tabernacle (Psalm 27:6).  This Christmas my soul shall be joyful in the Lord; it shall rejoice in his salvation (Psalms 35:9).  This Christmas, I will rejoice in the Lord always (Philippians 4:4).  This is the Christmas the Lord has made me glad. I will rejoice and be glad in it (Psalms 118:24).

Let God’s Word bring you joy as you enter into this season!




December 05, 2014 @11:32 pm

Thank you Linda, Choose a joy verse for this season is going to be powerful in my life this Christmas. Thank you, thank you...

December 03, 2014 @09:24 pm

My life gets so hectic during the holidays, I don't have time to add one more thing! But this I can do while I am doing everything elseā€¦and it will keep me calmer. Thank you.

December 03, 2014 @09:23 pm

I have already chosen a verse and have been practicing it as my schedule gets busier.

December 03, 2014 @09:22 pm

Love it!

December 03, 2014 @09:21 pm

I love the joy verse idea!


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