In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on. (Robert Frost, 19th-20th century American poet)

The after-Christmas spirit is difficult for a lot of people. The excitement of the holidays has gone with taking down the tree, removing the decorations and the lights. The return to “normal” is a big let-down. But Frost reminds us of a very important lesson to learn in every change of seasons and circumstances. “Life goes on” and so must we—with hope and determination.

The Scriptures give us hope and encouragement as we wait patiently for God’s promises to be fulfilled. (Romans 15:4)

If you are finding it difficult to move past the holiday season, the book God of Hope may help restore some hope into your life.