In the depths of depression, it can feel so very lonely. Like no-one cares, no-one understands. And at times, not even God. I have been there. The Lord showed me that it can be very lonely when we are too busy to take time to rest in His presence and listen to Him. Friend, His word IS true. He promises He won’t ever leave us, but He won’t force us to stay in His presence.
The holidays are considered a time of love and good will towards men. While Christmas is a season of giving, the commercialism of the holidays, however, can tend to perpetuate depression when we focus on ourselves.
When our expectations do not come to pass, we can be left disappointed, frustrated, angry, or depressed. One way to combat depression during the holidays is to release our expectations; Release our expectations of ourselves and others.