An emotion is what drives us to take an action- it can either be reactions to the events in the environment or things inside a person. In simple words, a person’s thoughts, behaviors and physical reactions influence emotions. It is quite capable of driving one crazy and putting their values on the back seat. When emotions take over, you are overwhelmed by stress or anger and you end up implementing decisions that are completely against the biblical values.
The raging anger and fear provoked by emotions is a roller coaster ride that might lead you to crash and land in heaps of trouble. So if you are wondering whether or not you can get back on track, we will let you know that with god by our side we are never alone. Our faith in god will be the light at the end of the tunnel and with him by your side you will rise above negativity and find peace with your emotions.
Below listed are five ways God will help your emotions:
Stay True To Yourself
“Do not be conformed to this age, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may discern what is the good, pleasing, and perfect Will of God.” – Romans 12:2
It is often seen that you try to ignore your feeling of being sad or hurt. After all, no one wishes to feel pain, but it is rather a wrong take when it comes to emotions. One must not suppress their emotions; they should rather embrace it. This will allow you to be more focused on solving your issues, despite the varying emotions.
Darkness can appear to be strong, but your belief in God and the biblical truth will more likely make you win the battle. Accepting the fact that you are hurt or depressed is difficult, which is why make it a habit of reading the Bible and meditating on the words you read. Being truthful to yourselves is important if you wish to tackle every obstacle in your way to happiness.
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Ask the Holy Spirit to renew your mind and god’s truth will guide you in the times where your emotions mislead you. Every day, ask the Holy Spirit to renew your mind. Then God’s truth will come to your mind in any situation where your emotions are shouting at you to make a certain choice. Read the holy book in the times when things go wrong or your emotions are playing tricks, as they will remind you of what’s really true, so you can make decisions from an accurate perspective. Let truth and faith be your guide when dealing with emotional turmoil.
Take Some Time out
“Then, because so many people were coming and going that they did not even have a chance to eat, he said to them, “Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.” – Mark 6:31
With the constant work, there are going to be times when you are low, or days where you cannot muster up smile. This is the right time for you to take time out and have control over the emotions. Focus on prayers and devotion to God that will ensure that your emotions are not spiraling out of control. Do not let your feeling have an upper hand. At times when you are overwhelmed by your feeling, take a moment to stop and by means of praying.
Try to identify the emotions that you are experiencing at that moment. For instance, figure out why you’re feeling fatigued or stressed and try not from feeling so. Put an end to unhealthy and impulsive behaviour by taking time out by simply stepping out of the situation and studying it. Gain a wiser perspective on everything that is happening around you by being aware about yourself and your emotions. When your emotions are in check you are highly alert and there is barely anything that might go unnoticed by you.
“Good will come to those who are generous and lend freely, who conduct their affairs with justice.”- Psalm 112:5
Being honest does come with price, considering it can bring you face to face with many uncomfortable emotions you feel. As humans we are so prone to denying, ignoring or suppressing emotions that troubles our conscience. The example of jealousy is easily the one most of us can relate to, considering at some point of our lives we have forgotten that god loves us all equally and been comparative over the material happiness. We are sure that anyone who preaches the Jesus, has been deeply embarrassed and ashamed for feeling jealousy. It has been known that no one likes to admit jealousy, which is why it is of importance that you deal with this envious emotions that can distort your perceptions on your life. Let us be examples of a God of truth and life by living lives of integrity and truthfulness.
“Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.” – Corinthians 6:19-20
We often forget to invest time to maintain our physical health and we always forget that it is indeed linked to your emotional health. Keep your body the healthiest you could because if your body isn’t feeling well, your emotions can be difficult to manage.
When your body is tired you will notice that you are quite snappy or hunger drives you to worry too much, but you feel better immediately after eating. God has designed body, mind and spirit as such that they work together. Remember, you cannot win an emotional battle if you aren’t physically fit.
The only way you can make peace with your emotions is if you learn the art of balanced life. Ask God to help you develop healthy physical habits that will nurture your body, mind, and spirit. Give your body the best attention you could, eat nutritious foods, drink plenty of water, exercise regularly, and get enough sleep on a regular basis. The more physically stable you are, the more emotionally stable you can be.
Learn From Your Emotions
“Son though he was, he learned obedience from what he suffered” – Hebrews 5:8
God often uses emotions as a tool to teach, which is why learn lessons that you are taught through your emotions. Love is the essence and emotions are the very gift from god. Emotions are constantly changing as per changing circumstances and if you are not thinking from spiritual perspective there are high chances that you will misinterpret them.
Learning is important part of your life, so pray for guidance every day. God will help you discern the messages he sends you through your feelings. The Holy Spirit is your teacher who communicates with you, guides you in every step and is there by your side.
We insist that instead of reacting to your emotions, take the wiser approach. Which is to respond to these emotions with the purpose of learning and growing closer to God in the process. Throughout your life, you will be dealing with spiritual attacks that come at you through your emotions. All you need to do is rely on the Holy Spirit and there is hardly any battle you will not conquer.
Praise the Lord!
Anna Barton is a Life coach at Connected Life Coaching , an organization focused on assisting people from all walks of life concerned about tackling the challenges of the modern world. Apart from working as a life coach she also loves blogging and helping people by making them inspired and awakening them spiritually in order to create peace and sustainability in the world. She believes spiritual awakening is an emancipating force that is derived from the mix of deep spiritual knowledge, passion, and love along with implementation of wise actions.