While the holiday season is arguably the happiest time of the year, it can also be one of the most overwhelming. And with the ongoing global pandemic , this year will prove to be particularly challenging. For Christians, focusing on their reason for the season — the birth of Jesus Christ — can help bring a sense of calm to a stressful and, this year, disappointing, end of a truly unparalleled year. There are more than a few Christmas Bible verses that can help you find joy, gratefulness, and perspective this holiday season. So, whether you need them to keep yourself reminded of the most important thing about Christmas, or just want to help someone else exercise gratitude and gain a little bit of perspective, the following 40 Christmas Bible verses will give you peace during this very different-looking holiday season. The Good News : Though things may not always seem cheerful during the holiday season, God will always make good on what He shows you.
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Life throws a lot of tough stuff our way — particularly death — but God is there through it all. And when at a funeral or planning one, you may find yourself needing an extra reminder of his presence. If that's the cast, you can incorporate these Bible verses for funerals into the difficult day. These passages work in pulpit speeches, funeral programs, and even on headstones.
King James Bible
We all have those days where we let the negative thoughts that we're "not good enough," "not pretty enough" or "not smart enough" invade our minds. It's easy to lose hope in these situations and to feel like it would be easier to just give up. However, the Bible reminds us that these things that we tell ourselves are not true and it gives us the affirmations that we need. Next time you're feeling discouraged or weak, come back to these verses and use them to give you the strength and power that you need to conquer your battles.
No, your beauty should come from inside you —the beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit. That beauty will never disappear and it is worth very much to God. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. Sign up for the Thought Catalog Weekly and get the best stories from the week to your inbox every Friday. You may unsubscribe at any time.