For Girls

The God of Our Emotions

By: Hannah Goucher

I’ve always been a very emotional person, even from a very young age. Watching sad movies or even Planet Earth always left me in tears.  I often allowed my emotions to get the best of me.

Fast forward to the present, and one can see the same struggle. Though not always due to sad movies, I often struggle with letting my emotions, disappointment, anxiety, and fear dictate or distort what I know to be true about God and His Word. As I grow in my relationship with the Father, though, I have learned that I cannot allow this to happen. ​

We, as Christians cannot allow our emotions to dictate and change what we know to be true about Who God is and what He has done. ​Our emotions are fleeting, and often contradict the very truth that comes from God’s Word. Jeremiah 17:9 says, “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it?” (ESV). We must choose daily not to walk in the flesh, but to walk in the Spirit and allow Him to lead us. Do not allow your emotions to limit your understanding of Who God is and what He is doing. Rest in the fact that His truth is eternal and not based upon our fleeting feelings.

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