The Emotional Roller Coaster
This weekend was one of those weekends that made me literally feel like I was indeed riding a roller coaster. Up, down, sideways. I quite frankly….I never liked riding them and I still don’t.
I guess that is life, huh?
At any rate, I experienced a range of emotions..
1.) anger that has been pent up for almost 4 months rearing its’ ugly head.
2.) sadness over the discovery of a number of divorces taking place amongst people we know
3.) concern over my mother’s physical health
4.) joy with the celebration of an upcoming birth and significant birthday
5.) disappointment over the body of Christ and some of the attitudes of leaders
6.) grief over the passing of a true man of God
7.) compassion about the lifestyle in which some children must endure
8.) love for my family as I gazed upon our new family pictures
9.) appreciation for the ability to walk without pain
You get it.
I am sure if you stop and think you could identify similar emotions that you experienced as well.
This tells me one thing.
God is unchanging.
“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” Hebrews 13:8
Even in the midst of these ever changing emotions, God never changes. He is present for all of them. He is able to guide me through all of them. That anger….His guidance makes sure that I don’t act upon it.
Concern? He tells me to give it to Him to carry. Worry? He tells me not to do that today or tomorrow.
Philippians 2:3-4 “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.”
Grief? He grieves with me and understands.
“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God. For just as we share abundantly in the sufferings of Christ, so also our comfort abounds through Christ.” 2 Corinthians 1:3-5
Love? He tells me to love everyone…even those I am angry with….or actually allow Him to love them through me.
So what’s a gal to do?
Experience life at its fullest…and simply give it all away. Surrender it all. That is the only way I know. And He has always proved faithful.
Over and over and over and over again
IN CHRIST ALONE