Is anyone out there feeling like this?
In the name of “overdoing it,” it’s probably not too far- fetched to feel like this 1922 horror film character, Nosferatu. We can wake up the day after a food holiday, feeling rather undead, as we nurse all kinds of hangovers, regrets and indulgences.
And we’re not even at New Year’s yet. Yay.
But, before we lose all hope and retire to our despair coffins, it would probably do us some good to remember and apply God’s Word, which is very much anti-undead. There is still hope, still promise and still renewal, beyond that of any holiday.
“For all things are for your sakes, so that the grace which is spreading to more and more people may cause the giving of thanks to abound to the glory of God. Therefore we do not lose heart, but though our outer man is decaying, yet our inner man is being renewed day by day.”
2 Corinthians 4:15-16
“He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength.”
Wherever we are, however merry or regretful the holidays have found us, it ain’t over yet. God’s still very much alive, in control- AND in love with us; thank God for that!
So, be renewed, even it’s in the tiniest of baby steps. God wants us to have life more abundantly, after all (John 10:10).
Shake off that Nosferatu then- and live!!!
Copyright © 2016 by Sheryle Cruse