How Do You Handle Difficult Emotions?
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Difficult emotions can be overwhelming and sometimes seem impossible to overcome. It’s easy to get lost in the negative feelings and spiral out of control. However, it’s important to remember that we have the power within us as Christians called The Holy Spirit to manage these emotions. Instead of trying to suppress or ignore them, we should face them head-on. When I find myself struggling with difficult emotions, I take a step back and allow myself time to process what I’m feeling by checking in with God.
Our best direction out of complex emotions is to ask God, “What do you want me to do?” I ask for guidance from God. Seeking support from someone who understands also helps me gain perspective on my situation. We must keep in mind that experiencing painful emotions is normal; it’s how we choose to deal with them that makes all the difference in our healing journey! ~ Bill Greguska
Proverbs 29:11 Fools give full vent to their rage, but the wise bring calm in the end.
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What Are Better Ways To Deal With Difficult Emotions?
Have we all gone through our share of complicated emotions in the past or even today? You do not have to do life all by yourself. I have learned, and I firmly believe what it says:
Leaning on God in the hard times is as essential as depending on God during the better days. I have found that prayer keeps me close to the Lord and comforts me while giving me hope and direction when sometimes life seems very painful. Difficult emotions come to us without much warning sometimes. That is why we need to walk close to God every day, not just the dog days of life!
Psalm 46:1 God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.
How To Handle Difficult Emotions In A Better Way?
Some Specific Scriptures To Encourage You:
James 1:19-20 ESV
Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God.
Colossians 3:8 ESV
But now you must put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and obscene talk from your mouth.
1 John 1:9 ESV
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
2 Timothy 3:16 ESV
All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness.
How To Deal With Difficult Emotions?
More Specific Scriptures To Encourage You:
Ephesians 6:12 ESV
For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.
Galatians 5:22 ESV
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
Galatians 5:19-21 ESV
Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.
Romans 12:21 ESV
Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
Romans 12:19 ESV
Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.”
Ecclesiastes 7:9 ESV
Be not quick in your spirit to become angry, for anger lodges in the heart of fools.
Proverbs 19:11 ESV
Good sense makes one slow to anger, and it is his glory to overlook an offense.
Proverbs 15:18 ESV
A hot-tempered man stirs up strife, but he who is slow to anger quiets contention.
Proverbs 14:29 ESV
Whoever is slow to anger has great understanding, but he who has a hasty temper exalts folly.
How To Stop Strong Emotions In Their Track?
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