Our emotions might be fickle. They’ll stand up on the strangest instances, catch us off guard, and ship us right into a tailspin of remorse if we act on them inappropriately. On the identical time, emotions are essential. They assist us to acknowledge private boundaries, empathize and look after others, and have a greater sense of our environment.
This previous Sunday, I made a decision to remain dwelling from church as a result of I used to be feeling in poor health.
Instantly, I started feeling responsible. I didn’t need to really feel responsible, however the feeling was simply there.
I then felt myself getting indignant as numerous ideas handed by way of my thoughts, “You’re lacking out on in-person worship”, “Your youngsters aren’t rising of their religion”, “You’ve already missed church sufficient this yr”. As I started going about my morning, I felt a bit foolish, caught, and upset with myself for letting this one choice get to me.
What I made a decision to do with these emotions mattered. Would I flip my emotions and circumstances over to the Lord? Or, would I proceed to speak all the way down to myself for not going to church and lash out in anger at my household due to my conflicted emotions?
Looking for God that morning, He jogged my memory that He loves me whether or not or not I’m capable of attend in-person worship. I didn’t really feel like surrendering my emotions of guilt and anger to the Lord, however I did anyway. As foolish because it sounds, I had made a giant deal out of one thing that wasn’t a giant deal (however I’m not alone, proper?). Whereas gathering for in-person worship is essential, it doesn’t make me roughly worthwhile to the King…