[vc_row][vc_column border_color=”” visibility=”” width=”1/6″][/vc_column][vc_column border_color=”” visibility=”” width=”2/3″][vc_column_text disable_pattern=”true” align=”left” margin_bottom=”0″]Surely, we all go through a point in our lives when we think we are an emotional wreck. Things happen, and we get bogged down by situations that sometimes we just don’t know how to handle…

In the midst of it all, we need to realize it doesn’t profit to beat yourself up over it. Emotions are not bad. We were created in the image of God who Himself experiences emotions as we do. The second, is God cares about our emotions—good and bad—and He cares how we react to them.

Emotions can lead us two separate ways: to a place of healing if we are willing or a place of sin if we are not. Our emotions present us with a constant battle between our hearts and our minds and we must to look to God for wisdom in how to discern between the two!

If we do not maintain emotional stability, we will sway in the direction of our strongest emotion. Peter, for example, often let his emotions take over. When angry, he cut off a man’s ear, when bold, he declared he would never desert Jesus, but later when afraid, he was swayed by his emotions and denied even knowing Christ.

We can’t walk in the Spirit and be led by emotions at the same time. Even when we mess up, like Peter, we can always humble ourselves before God and ask for forgiveness! Emotions can be balanced only when we surrender fully to our Creator and allow Him to lead us.

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