by | Jan 13, 2024 | Anger, Control, Emotion

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

(Philippians 4:6-7 ESV)

“A hot-tempered man stirs up strife, but he who is slow to anger quiets contention.”

(Proverbs 15:18 ESV)

Have you ever just wanted to sit down and cry? I had a moment yesterday afternoon where I wanted to but didn’t. The thing is, I don’t know why. I wasn’t watching anything sad or anything going on to cause it. As quick as it came, it left.

Emotions are a funny thing. They can come on quickly and leave just as quickly. According to google, emotions are “a natural instinctive state of mind deriving from one’s circumstances, mood, or relationships with others.”

Emotions, or moods, can be caused by just about anything. I was at work one day when I smelled my grandma. She has been in heaven a very long time. But it was her smell. I loved that smell. That brought a wave of happiness. Just thinking about my grandma after all those years brought happy memories. I have had memories stir up feelings of longing or loneliness. Especially when I think about Mom. I still miss her, and she has been in heaven over 10 years now.

The emotion of longing stirs when I think of heaven and all my family that is already there. I long to see them again, and I know that I will, eventually. God gives me dreams occasionally about my family that are gone. I think He does that to let me know they are alright and I won’t miss them so much.

I want to encourage you to keep your emotions in check. Don’t let anger, especially, get out of control. That’s when the devil will walk through that open door and set up housekeeping. Keep your emotions in check.

Have a great day, and stay safe and warm, everyone.

Kathy Keller
Writer and Prayer warrior with Answers2Prayer Ministries
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