Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well. – 3 John 1:2 (NIV)
It can be easy to believe your emotions. They feel so real, don’t they? And sometimes our emotions scream so loud, it’s hard to hear anything else. Especially when you’re really mad. Then it seems like it’s impossible to hear or focus on anything else.
The thing about emotions is that they aren’t always truthful. That doesn’t mean that they don’t feel real. It just means that at times, when we respond emotionally, we’re not always responding in the best way.
For example, if you get mad at your mom, and start yelling at her and end up saying unkind things, you aren’t choosing to respond in the best way. As a result, you won’t always get the best results.
Today’s Truth: Emotions aren’t always truthful.
Part of being an emotionally healthy person is learning to take a step back when handling big emotions. Sometimes the best thing you can do is give yourself a moment to process what happened. Then instead of blowing up or getting mad, you can choose to respond in a more productive way that will get you better results.
God wants you to prosper in every way, including in your soul and emotions. So today, if you’ve been guilty of letting your emotions determine your response, ask God for ideas how you can respond in more healthy ways. Let Him show you how you can become an emotionally healthy person.