Emotions and the Word of God

Emotions are a fickle friend at best. One day emotions take us to the moon and the next day they drop us in the valley of death. Emotions pull us in many different directions, many times at the same time. Emotional roller coasters are a way of life for many people, which in turn make life quite a challenge for those around them.

I have been quite close to various people over the years who had one thing in common and that was they were emotionally unstable. An emotionally unstable person is vulnerable to whatever is happening on a given day within and outside of them. An emotionally unstable person is like an autumn leaf blowing in the wind.

Many times this instability can be traced back to hormonal or chemical imbalances within the person's body. These situations are easily corrected with medication and/or natural remedies. But, in other cases the root cause for emotional problems stem from the environment in which a person lives, the people they surround themselves with or the ups and downs of a romantic relationship.

Emotions are a part of life and without them we would be robots. There is nothing wrong with experiencing happiness, grief, compassion, anger or even having “the blues” . God gave us the ability to experience the full spectrum of emotions so as to enrich our lives as well as those around us. Emotions allow us to understand the things of God personally and communicate them to others.

Emotions, as wonderful as they are, must be controlled or they will end up running a person's life. A person who makes decisions based on emotions is doomed to frustration and failure. Emotions must not be allowed to flow at cross purposes to the Word of God. Those emotions which are harmful to us or others must be controlled.

Emotions are easily manipulated by unscrupulous people looking for self gain. That is why we must make sure the decisions we make in life are based on the Word of God and not the emotions of the moment. Emotions should enhance our lives not dictate what we do in them.

For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Hebrews 4:12

The Word of God is able to discern what an emotional response is and what the true intent of our heart is. The key to emotional stability lies in faithfully putting on and renewing our minds to the Word of God. The Word of God keeps our emotions in check yet at the same time allows us to enjoy the benefits God intended when He gave us emotions.

The Word of God provides for us a compass so we don't get lost in our emotions. The Word of God acts as a goad to keep us on the straight and narrow and not wherever our emotions take us. The Word of God allows God to work in and through us via our emotions yet at the same time keeping our emotions corralled and in alignment with His will.

Thank you and Blessings 2 You!

K Reynolds @kreynolds ·

I winced as I read this blog because I am a person of very strong emotions and I show them. Thank you for the reminder not to get lost in my emotions but rather keep my eyes fixed on God.


K :princess:

John Knox @watchmanjohn ·

Thanks one again. :thumbs_up:


I have a friend who is ruled by her emotions. She finds life difficult.

Phillip Jones @asifbyfire ·

Excellent and extremely important point. Emotions are good but not for deciding the issues of life. Thank you. Phil

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