GOD CARES ABOUT OUR EMOTIONS.
God wants us to understand what we are feeling, for he knows that then we will see what we truly need. When we see that need, we can then reach out to Him in mighty prayer, seeking answers to questions. We can ask Him to help us, knowing specifically what the problem is. One reason we do not recognize God's hand in our life more often is that we are unaware of what our needs truly are, and so we don't actually SEE how He is helping us!
The formula looks like this:
Feel an emotion
Understand that emotion
See what we truly need
See what we lack
We become humble
Seek God’s help with that need
See God’s Hand in our lives
Too often we rely only on ourselves. We find that we can't make someone else change. Therefore, we believe that the problem cannot change.
We become victims.
The truth is: We have a choice.
If we truly understand our emotions, we can choose to let God help us.
Problems literally change when we seek solutions supported by God.
Peace is within every circumstance.
We can be filled with God's strength and fullness.
That will allow us to re-solve every problem.
That is peace.
Peace comes from God.
How can we seek God's answers to our emotional challenges? Well, God has given us scriptures that contain His Word. Through examples and stories in the scriptures, we can find patterns that will help us understand our emotions, and see what God's counsel would be to help us in our own emotional challenges.
I am going to be posting a series of articles in this blog. We'll look in the scriptures for passages that can help us understand different feelings that we might have. I think you'll agree - the scriptures can help us navigate any problem that we will face.
The scriptures that I will be using are the following:
The Holy Bible - (I'll reference the King James version)
The Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ
The Doctrine and Covenants
The Pearl of Great Price