Getting Off Emotional Roller Coasters
Are you riding an emotional roller coaster? One moment you’re overcoming, and the next you’re being overcome. Frankly, I fight this every day. So, it’s a real issue for me. The most successful way I’ve found to steady my emotions is with the Word of God. The psalmist wrote, “I am overcome with joy because of your unfailing love, for you have seen my troubles, and you care about the anguish of my soul.” It seems that we have a choice to be overcome by joy or by despair. If there were nothing to overcome, then we’d have no reason to fight for joy. Like ripened fruit, joy would just fall from the trees of life. But that’s not the way it happens. We’ll have to fight in order to receive the joy God has prepared for us. At times, we’re fighting fears and doubts. On other occasions, it’s lies and circumstances. Whatever it is, fight for joy…it’s absolutely worth fighting for!