Handling Our Emotions

You’ve heard people say, ” if it’s not one thing, it’s another.” Well, I’m sure we have all found that statement to be true.Sometimes, it just gets to be too much. Our minds become Gina with worry and stress and our hearts full of hurt. Whatever the situation may be, before we start getting too upset and find ourselves acting a fool, we need to hit our knees and pray.

1 Peter 5:6-8 says this, “Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, so that in due time he may exalt you. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. Be sober minded and alert. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.”

One of the easiest ways for the enemy to get to us is through anger. It is perfectly natural for us, as humans, to feel angry about certain situations. But the Bible warns us that we must resolve these issues as quickly as possible,because holding on to anger leads to sin.

“In your anger, do not sin. Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry.” Ephesians 4:26

God will take those feelings from us if we allow him. As we pray, give your worries and anxieties to God one by one. Pour out your heart to Him and thank Him, not only for the things He has done for you, but also for the things He will do for you. Be bold in your conversations with God and know with all your heart, that these worries are not your own anymore.

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be known to God.” Philippians 4:6

Father God, please help us to learn to handle our emotions in a Christlike way. Help us to remember that it’s ok to have these feelings, but we cannot hold on to them. We want to be a shining light for you, Lord, and we simply cannot do that if we refuse to let go of our negative emotions. We give it all to you, Lord God. In Jesus name. Amen

Gina Sewell