Are You Living Captive to Your Emotions?

READ

“Cast your burden on the Lord and He will sustain you; He will never permit the righteous to be moved.” (Psalm 55:22)

REFLECT

Have you ever felt emotionally out of control? Though we may feel like our emotions are overwhelming, our emotions are symptoms of a bigger problem. They are a reaction, not a cause. Too often we spend our time trying to appease our emotions – anxiety, fear, anger, or envy – without addressing the real issue in our hearts.

Our emotions are subject to the spirit of who we are. As we walk in the Spirit of God, our emotions are brought into line with His priorities. If Christ is the victor over sin and death, He can and will overcome our emotions if we submit them to His control.

We do not have to live as victims of our feelings. We do not have to live captive to our circumstances. The same Christ who bore the sin of the world on His shoulders offers to bear the burden you’re carrying today. Strength and sustenance come by casting: casting off the burden, casting all your cares, and casting yourself on the grace of a loving God.

PRAY

Lord, I bring you my emotional burdens in exchange for your strength and peace.

YOUR TURN

Am I living captive to my emotions?

How can I submit my feelings to the promises God has for me?