This past month there has been a whirlwind of emotions for me. Even as I was writing to encourage myself and you as readers about what God has to say about them, I struggled to not let them overcome me.
But in this struggle, there was God. And my relationship with Him continued to grow.
In the month of April we’ve discussed many emotions: Joy, Anger, Guilt, Fear, Sadness, Gratitude, Anxiety and Apathy. While there are so many more to cover, I believe that through reading God’s word we have discovered a common theme.
Our emotions were given as a gift from God to help us draw near to Him.
When we are sad, we can run to God’s open arms. When we are full of joy, we can celebrate with our Father in Heaven who is rejoicing with us. When we have a grateful heart, the Lord celebrates the work in our life. When we are angry, we know we need to go to lean on God to help us change our hearts. And when we aren’t feeling a thing, we can rest assured that God is there for us and will never leave, so we should never leave Him.
“Come close to God, and God will come close to you.” James 4:8a (NLT).
God loves us so much, He wants us to experience a wonderful relationship with Him full of closeness and trust. All we need to do is accept His free gift of love and salvation in Christ Jesus.
Prayer: Dear Lord, thank You for loving us so much you want a deep relationship with us. Thank you for always drawing us near to You and for always being there waiting. Please help us not be overcome by our emotions and fully rely on Your strength. Amen.
Discussion: What emotion is your least favorite and why?
This was the final installment in the series for April, Evolving Emotionally. Starting in May we will begin a new series entitled Rewriting Relationships. Join us on Tuesdays, Thursdays and come back for extras on Saturdays – as we dig in to relationships. If you enjoyed this post, I would be so honored to have you subscribe via email.