As a volcano stays dormant for years and then one day erupts into the atmosphere, today feels like an eruption of emotion that has been built over time. I have been dealing with some things emotionally lately that I have been able to contain and sweep under the rug. Some feelings that I have been able to pack neatly into a box to deal with at a later time. As the day happened with different events and encounters, the ribbon on my box began to unravel and the corners of my rug began to lift revealing the contents underneath. I was forced to have to deal with them
I’ve learned and am still learning to give God control over many areas of my life, but for some reason I don’t so easily give Him all my emotional struggles. The ones that I feel are selfish struggles and I can just deal with them later. I just tuck away, never dealing with them unless forced to. My feelings of loneliness to a certain extent, even though I am not alone. My feelings of rejection and inferiority. God reminds me all the time that I am not alone as well I am not rejected because He is with me. Glory to God for relationship🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾❤️❤️❤️But I still find a way to hold on to those emotions.
So in my eruption, I was praising God, fearing God, loving God, rejoicing, mourning, upset, in disbelief, feeling overwhelmed, feeling rejected, and feeling less than all at the same time. It hit me like a ton of bricks all in one moment. SO much emotion, right? So, what did I do? What everyone else likely does. I sobbed!!!
And as I was sobbing over the things and people that were heavy on my heart, I began to rejoice in the Lord. I began to pray and ask Him to take everything that I was feeling because it was starting to feel like too much. It was beginning to worry me. I want to remind someone that the Lord is our burden lightener!! He told us to cast all of our cares upon Him.
Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you. 1Peter 5:7
As I began to praise Him and ask Him to take over, I felt relief and joy in my heart. There is so much going on now in these days and it can weigh so heavy on the heart. It can feel like such a heavy burden and sometimes we need to just drop this load.
Please let me encourage you today to give God the load. Apparently, as you can read, it is not as easy as it sounds, but it is worth it. When I say give it to God I mean have faith in who He is, know that He loves you and does not desire for you to carry these burdens that life can bring, then sincerely give them to Him.
As well, in that love there is a word. There is a scripture to combat every feeling of worry and fear. When my feeling starts to try and overtake me or the enemy starts trying to talk to me, I answer back with the word of God. That is one reason why I ❤️love ❤️my bible. It gives me confidence to speak against every feeling of eruption I may have or situations I may encounter.
Listen, keep your grip on the word of God!! Let me be a witness. In the middle of an eruption or attack of the mind and heart, knowing the word, speaking the word and activating the word will see you through to peacefulness of the mind. Do we have anymore witness out there that would like to share your testimony?
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your request to God. And the peace of God which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7
Dear Heavenly Father,
My heart sends out a praise to you on tonight for your word which keeps us in so many ways. I pray on behalf of those who may weighted down with the emotions and burdens of life today. I pray that they take comfort in your word and lean on it as their weapon in times of need. May we feel light with lifted burdens in your hands. In the name of Jesus, we pray. Amen
If you can, take a moment to pray for the bereaved families and those who may feel discouraged today. This prayer I would like to dedicate to church family members who are mourning tonight. RIL Alvin and Ternicka Mobley!! We love you and you will be missed!!