We can all feel stuck at times in our emotions. They can be so strong that they literally dominate our thoughts and it can be hard to focus on anything else. God gives us a way to deal with tough emotions and that it through prayer. Let’s look at 5 emotions we can all face and how you can turn your heart to God.
When you’re feeling worried….
Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus. Write down everything you are worried about. Write down everything you feel grateful for. Pray about each worry. Thank God for everything you feel grateful for.
God’s promise is that by turning to prayer, he can take our worries away and actually give us peace!
When you’re feeling afraid…
I prayed to the Lord, and he answered me. He freed me from all my fears. God wants us to tell him all our fears and share all our feelings with him.
God met me more than halfway, he freed me from my anxious fears.  Look at him; give him your warmest smile. Never hide your feelings from him.
When your heart is sad and angry
What relationships in your life cause you pain and sadness? Who do you feel bitter towards? Pray about the hurt, sadness, and pain you feel that is making you angry.
When you are angry, do not sin, and be sure to stop being angry before the end of the day. Do not give the devil a way to defeat you. Share the anger with God and ask him to help you let go of it.
Pray about how the anger hurts relationships and allows Satan to defeat you and divide relationships.
God can help us deal with our pain and sadness. He can help us overcome bitterness when that is our response to the pain.
When you’re feeling jealous…
Anger is cruel and destroys like a flood, but no one can put up with jealousy! Who do you have jealousy towards? Admit jealousy to God in prayer and how it hurts, divides, and distances your relationships. Peace of mind means a healthy body, but jealousy will rot your bones.
Pray about how jealousy harms you, how it makes you unhappy or depressed because you always feel like other people have it better than you.
When you’re feeling disappointed…
It is sad not to get what you hoped for. But wishes that come true are like eating fruit from the tree of life. What disappointments have you experienced in your life? Take time to share those things with God.
Disappointment affects our hearts more than we realize.
Decide everyday to take time to journal out your feelings to God (each of ones listed above). Take time to pray through those feelings everyday along with scriptures that help you understand God’s perspective on those emotions.
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