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?
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