A Prayer to Calm Your Hot-Mess Emotions {Give Away!}

Isn't it weird that one minute you can be perfectly at ease, and the next moment you're facing an emotional freak-out? 

We all have them—difficult or unexpected moments when our emotions start to freak out, hijack our brains, leaving us shaking, or making us feel completely overwhelmed.

The truth is each of us face very real challenges. And it's helpful to remember we’re human, and this side of eternity our imperfect minds and emotions will sometimes be a challenge. And that can make us feel like a hot mess and a half. 

Which is where prayer comes in.

Two keys that always help me are simple and free (thank God!) The next time your emotions start to spike, take a deep breath and pray. Deep breathing calms our nervous systems, and prayer changes everything. (And pssst…a cup of chamomile tea is always a good option!)

Here is a simple prayer to get you started:

Lord,
Help me. Calm my heart, calm my mind, and calm my emotions.
Jesus You are my peace. Be my peace right now, right in the middle of my emotional frazzle. Fill my mind and emotions with Your peace.
I invite You into my situation, Lord. Be here with me. Give me wisdom. Give me grace. Give me wise and encouraging words, not destructive words.
And Lord, I'm grateful that You understand my emotions. Please help me not to allow myself to be hijacked by them, but give me the ability to hold myself calm. Calm me and my emotions with Your very real presence. 
In the awesome name of Jesus, Amen.
One last thing. Below is my go-to verse when I’m on the brink. It reminds me that Jesus freely offers me His peace, and that I don’t have to allow myself to be troubled. THAT is something I'm still learning! 


Peace I leave with you; My [own] peace I now give and bequeath to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. [Stop allowing yourselves to be agitated and disturbed; and do not permit yourselves to be fearful and intimidated and cowardly and unsettled.] (John 14:27) (AMPC)

GIVEAWAY! I'm giving away one signed copy of my brand new book, "From Hot Mess to Blessed: Hope to Propel Your Soul and the Promises that Change Everything". TO ENTER please leave a comment AND YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS (so I can reach you if you win). Winner will be randomly selected and notified via email by August 28. Sorry, contest open only to continental U.S. residents.


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55 comments:

Dana said...

Such a beautiful prayer and verse! Thank you for sharing! My email is danaleann@gmail.com

April said...

Perfect prayer and verse for me! I needed this! Thank you. Hoping to win a copy, I would love to read! (And I would review too...I saw your IG post;-)
Djzmom06@gmail.com

Unknown said...

My daughter is going through a separation from her husband right now and this is such a powerful reminder that Jesus is our peace in these troubling times. Thank you for this encouragement. I would love to give her a free copy of your book. Melissa at mkraemer4011@gmail.com

Megan said...

I love this!! Thank you! My email is jmjedlicka@outlook.com

Jane McEwen said...

Thankful that those moments come quicker as I walk with Him. janeannmc@gmail.com

Jacklyn said...

Thank you for your encouragement

Anonymous said...

I love this this. God's timing is perfect. There are hard trials that I face right now and this a great reminder of God's loving peace and grace. God bless you ` tamaralammers@hotmail.com

E Smith said...

Ecsmith514@gmail.com
Needed that prayer this AM!

westernrose55 said...

Oh Julie...reading this post this morning was truly a God ordained moment! I so needed this particular scripture & prayer! I need to memorize both... westernrose55@gmail.com

Amanda Miller said...

Only God knew that I needed this in my email this morning. I look forward to reading the book. My email is amandajmiller2009@gmail.com

A Journey For Life said...

Oh yes hot mess here some days, so thankful for the Lord and your prayer to start the morning! jenn56093 @ yahoo.com

Tallulah Jane said...

Wow...great post and I think this book would definitely help me. I feel like a hot mess in so many areas of my life. The mess seems to spill from home, to work, to church, and back and forth between. Thank you for the prayer and your dedication to helping others.
Nicole
tallulahjane65(at)yahoo(dot)com

Julie said...

Julie, thank you so much for this post! I feel so overwhelmed with my emotions today and this post is perfect! May God bless your day!

karens.korner said...

As I read your post this morning I became more and more calm, it was just what I needed today, prayer works, thank you for making it real and reminding me. karens.korner11@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

With my husband passing away last month my emotions are running wild; a promise I hold onto is "With GOD all things are possible." Mark 10:27 My email is pjdivine1019@charter.net.

Anonymous said...

Thank you, Lord, for delivering this message at this time in life. You are faithful! Melnissa@hotmail.com

Jessica Robinson said...

The Lord always knows what we need,and I needed this not only for today, but for all those days my emotions try to take over and control my day!. This is also my go to verse. jdrobinson215@gmail.com

Monika Orumaa said...

Thank you for the reminder of peace, but it reminds me of something Sheila Walsh said in her devotional.
Peace is not the absence of trouble, but the presence of Christ! That is even more comforting to understand it that way..... Blessings to you!

Anonymous said...

I pray for peace and rest multiple times a day. This would be a great book to have. Thanks. Cjsamonds@bellsouth.net

Rita Lautenschlager said...

The perfect prayer exactly at the perfect time for me. Thank you for giving me the words I could not find for myself! I would Love to be blessed with your book! RunerRita@aol.com God Bless You!

Janet said...

thank you. great timing as I really need to calm my emotional turmoil. Thanks

momof2awesomeboys said...

This is such a beautiful prayer. Thank you.I would love to read this book. angie.rakes@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I needed this prayer this morning and for the season of life I am in. Thank you. Yahwehsisters@yahoo.com

kevin nymeyer said...

Thanks for the reminder of how prayer & scripture redirect our minds! janlnymeyer@gmail.com

Bobbi Attema said...

Thank you for your words. God knew that I needed this today and even though I shouldn't be surprised, sometimes it amazes me how God can put just the right person or word or prayer or verse in our lives just when we need it the most. God bless you & your ministry! attema@alliancecom.net

Enchanted Paperie said...

Thank you for your encouraging words. Love the title of the book. Would love to win. Kimndavidb@gmail.com

Darreth said...

Wonderful prayer. I copied this and saved it to my phone pictures under favorites so I can pull it up and pray it when my emotions become a hot mess!

Drrth83@gmail.com

Lisa Williams said...

God's timing is always perfect! I have been a hot mess the past few days struggling with home move that is riddled with problems. I printed the prayer and put it in my prayer journal. What lovely words of encouragement! Thank you!
ky912girl@gmail.com

RoseMary Baty-Willcox said...

My mess is a mess. Would love to read this book.
artandsoul57@gmail.com

Unknown said...

Such a good reminder to take a step back, breathe and pray. Good to be able to release and realize we don't have anything under control but God does. He always knows what's best for us. Thanks for the reminder. aprange82@gmail.com

Abby Prange said...

Such a good reminder to take a step back, breathe and pray. Good to be able to release and realize we don't have anything under control but God does. He always knows what's best for us. Thanks for the reminder. aprange82@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Thank you for these beautiful words to live by! I WILL read this book AND get it for my sisters to read..... even if I don't win! Thank you for your blog. I look forward to reading it every day. jgarrity@housingnm.org

Unknown said...

The Lord knew I needed to see this prayer for my emotions. This morning, I asked the Lord specifically to help me and speak to me about something I am going through in my life right now. I got to work, pulled up my email and there it was, A Prayer For My Hot Mess Emotions.

agravette said...

I really needed this today. Thank you.

Stephanie Stephens said...

What a great reminder?! I need to hear and know how God will help me with my hot mess of emotions all the time! God is good! Thanks for the email and chance to win a signed copy of your book! stephaniesstephens@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I really needed to read this today, as I am indeed a "hot mess" and so in need of Jesus's peace that passes all understanding.
Laura - jehovah_12@hotmail.com

Ann said...

Thank you so much for this email!! I really needed it! It was right where I was at yesterday and felt so lost and overwhelmed!

Karen Baker said...

Thank you for the reminder of the supernatural peace available to us.
KB kbak4rgv@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the reminder that I do need God's help and that I need to ask for it.
augustasec@yahoo.com

Unknown said...

Thank you for your wisdom and ministry. songbirdpoet@myactv.net

Unknown said...

Thank you for this email! With a lot of changes in our family within the last few weeks, I know I have been a hot mess! I really need to hear this today and would love to read your book.
Tasha- beckteam@gmail.com

Meg said...

A friend shared this at a time my niece needed me to share with her. I have downloaded from Amazon to my kindle so I can read. However, I would love to share a copy with my daughter. Thank for letting God speak through you.

Patricia Jaracz said...

I definitely pray right away for peace!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this email, comforting to read. Elbhmr@gmail.com

savvygirl65 said...

I feel like this is my life...a mess at times. Great post!
Sherri J
savvyblog@yahoo.com

Gail Roy said...

These simple prayers are vital for everyday living - thank you so much!
gailann2457@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I look forward to your posts on Facebook everyday. I found your pages while my husband was recently in hospital. He was in perfect health and one day about a month ago he started showing symptoms of concern. Took him to ER and they found mass on brain which turned out to be a grade 4 cancer (most aggressive kind). Our family and friends have been amazing but our God has been even greater bringing me closer to him through prayer and Bible reading and offering me comfort that way. Your daily posts are gentle reminders and each day has been right on point. Thanks for keeping His light shining! sassynails4you@yahoo.com

Jeanette Levellie said...

Thank you, Julie. I am "on the brink" way too often! Blessings on this vital ministry to us hot messes,
Jen
jeanettelevellie@gmail.com

Elaine said...

My older sister is now in home hospice from cancer. Stinkin hard. She fell 3 times in the last 10 days. We are grateful she hasn't broken anything, but it seems she no longer has the strength to walk at all.
I'm printing this prayer. snow_lightt@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Thank you Julie. As usual, your prayers really hit the mark. Life can turn into such a hot mess - so quick! I always pray for God to help me stay calm and help me watch my mouth. Thanks again and have a wonderful week!! Cherie K. bck4045@hotmail.com

Kelley with an *E -Y* said...

God's timing is always so perfect. Just had a conversation today with a coworker about feeling emotional and frazzled - your prayer is something I will definitely use and share. My email address is kelkiey@sbcglobal.net

ashley larsen said...

Sounds like a wonderful book! Would love to have for our small-group study! Cmlarsen24@@yahoo.com

Unknown said...

Great verse! ryanrice@zoominternet.net

Stephanie Lee said...

Started a new business that seems to be a dead end at every turn. I feel like this is something I am supposed to do. Your prayer was just the thing I needed today. tnvol4now@comcast.net

Unknown said...

This would be so beneficial for my life.
lecarter1@cougars.ccis.edu

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