Longings. Although Christmas is supposed to be a time of cheer and joy, many struggle with depression, aches, and longings. “Solomon annotates life’s bittersweet journey with piercing simplicity: ‘Each heart knows its own bitterness, and no one else can share its joy’ (Proverbs 14:10). Ultimately, he says, you’re alone with your thoughts,” Estes explains. “No spouse, child, parent, friend, or lover knows exactly what you feel as you stroll the corridor of life. Especially at Christmas. What warms the soul, he noted, can sadden it. Especially during the holidays.
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