Jesus’s disciples found the emotional strength to carry out their incredible task by being in prayer continually.
What does the Bible say about emotions, and how to handle them?
What is influencing you the most during this pandemic? Has it been the news, discouragement, your emotions, or God, the Bible, and spiritual friends?
Through music, we can go from being absent and distant to loving and attached. In other words, we can go from “MIA to present.”
God’s presence is always accessible. However, it’s my faith and heart condition that determines each morning when I spend time praying and reading my Bible whether I enter the presence of God or enter the realm of religiosity.
When understood and taken to God, emotions create an intimate relationship with God and friends like no other.
While I usually blame my reaction on someone else’s emotions, the truth is often that my own emotions are the ones raging out of control.
By digging down deep, we start the process toward having a faith in God that is not easily shaken. However, depth takes work. It is not a personality trait or a natural talent, but rather a skill that must be worked at and developed over time.
If our hearts tend to be full of anxiety, fear, and stress, we need to look at the quality of our relationship with God. Does your relationship with God calm you down?
We need to turn our emotions to God, express them, and decide to believe God will take care of us. Journaling is a great way to help us navigate the emotions we feel, but we have to make sure to use this incredible tool spiritually.
Having a transformational quiet time is not an issue of being spiritual enough. Rather, it is an issue of spiritually preparing my mind and heart to follow God.
Sometimes we can get stuck in our feelings, and it can feel impossible to understand and move past them. But God can help us work through them and move forward.