Isaiah 41:8-10 - But you, Israel, my servant, Jacob, whom I have chosen, the offspring of Abraham, my friend; you whom I took from the ends of the earth, and called from its farthest corners, saying to you, "You are my servant, I have chosen you and not cast you off"; fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
James 1:2-3 - Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness.
Dear God, I have met some trials this week that will not necessarily be resolved until the new year. But I have something to look forward to, not only in heaven, but also a temporary diversion here on earth. Help me to focus on the time with my family and the fun that I should have and not on my trials in this next week. Be with me during this time. Thank You. In Jesus' Name, Amen!