Monday, March 3, 2014

{My Emotions} Week 4 – Prayers for a Woman’s Soul Online Study!

Hi Praying Friends,

It’s no surprise to me that the 3rd highest number of your votes for topics to pray about is our emotions. Emotions can be a beautiful thing—if we’re having a good day. But even on a ‘good’ day sometimes all it takes is a harsh word and our emotions bust out.

Have you ever felt hijacked by your emotions? Between hormones and stress and just plain old life, it can be a struggle. But when our emotions start to take us in a direction we don’t want to go, we can calm ourselves by engaging in some healthy, faith-filled self-talk. We don’t have to allow our emotions to take over.

Your Assignment for Week #4: Read Chapter 16, My Emotions

Chapter 16 Excerpt: “If we’re not careful, raw emotions can control us and potentially lead us down a destructive path. God’s word is not only the plumb line for our responses, but a safety restraint that will prevent us from flying through our heart’s dashboard windshield when we’re emotional wrecks.”

I love the imagery of the excerpt above. God’s word acts sort of like a seat-belt for our crazy emotions. When our emotions shift into high gear, His Word holds us in place. Scripture actually gives us the ability to remain calm when things are falling apart (or when we are!).

This Week’s Verse: 

“Blessed, happy, fortunate, to be envied is the man whom You discipline and instruct, O Lord, and teach out of Your law, That You may give him power to keep himself calm in days of adversity.” (Psalm 94:12-13a)

This Week’s Questions:
  • Have your emotions controlled your lately, instead of you controlling them?
  • Have you engage in some faith-filled self-talk when your emotions shift into high gear?
I will be praying for you all week long as together we pray for and about our emotions! Please leave a comment sharing what you’re walking through as you pray about your emotions. And remember, we don't have to allow our emotions to take over! 

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6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am dealing with painful health issues that have my nerves and emotions kinda raw. I covet your prayers. Thanks.

Melinda said...

This was so timely but God always is in our life. I had a "melt-down" at the end of last week. It was a combination of my emotions and the enemy's interference. It was through study, reading the Word and a lot of conversation with God that I was able to bring the emotions in line. What we have to do is give the time, time in the word and time with God to bring our emotions in His line.
Julie, thank you for your words and prayers.

Anonymous said...

I was saved at age 40 and began memorizing scripture to rid myself of anger, fear, and selfishness. I am now 71 and can't stand myself. I want to be sweet like Melanie in Gone With the Wind-she only saw the good in people and was so kind and calm. I feel like a witch. God has blessed me with health and numerous daily blessings. I feel like two people. I am always yelling at myself to stop thinking unkind thoughts. Even when I dream impure activity-I yell at myself in the dream! I don't comprehend how I can be so nasty and have Christ in me. I am a terrible ambassador for Christ. I keep searching myself so I can repent and I always find something! I am so sick of myself.

Julie Gillies said...

Anonymous I understand not liking how you act, I think we can all relate. My prayer for you is that you (and all of us) come to understand that we will ALL hear the voice of the Holy Spirit above every other accusing, lying voice. The Father speaks TRUTH to our hearts, but the father of lies accuses us and points out our every fault. Let us choose to walk in agreement with who GOD says we are, rather than who Satan says we are. Thank you, Lord, for GRACE to do this!!

Suzi Pierce said...

Perfect timing on this chapter this week. Over the weekend I was hit with another hurtful situation regarding my husbands family. This last year God has been dealing with my emotions and how I allow them to sideline me and make me feel less than. I don't find it coincidental that during this time they have even taken it a step further and rejected me and my son from a previous marriage. The enemy is trying to hinder my progress. However, I am happy to say that while I was initially hurt and angry, I recovered quickly and am able to pray for them now instead of allowing it to shut me down emotionally. The Lord loves me unconditionally and He is ENOUGH! I don't need the approval of others. I'm also very thankful that my husband completely supports me and we do not let them affect our marriage!

Julie Gillies said...

Wow, Suzi, awesome testimony! SO grateful for His grace that enables us to recover quickly...also that none of this affects your marriage (thank God!)

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