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Daily Devotional | Understanding Your Emotions Can Help in Your Relationship

dsfPsalm 30:6-12 “In my prosperity I said, “This is forever; nothing can stop me now! The Lord has shown me his favor. He has made me steady as a mountain.” Then, Lord, you turned your face away from me and cut off your river of blessings. Suddenly my courage was gone; I was terrified and panic-stricken. I cried to you, O Lord; oh, how I pled: “What will you gain, O Lord, from killing me? How can I praise you then to all my friends? How can my dust in the grave speak out and tell the world about your faithfulness? Hear me, Lord; oh, have pity and help me.” Then he turned my sorrow into joy! He took away my clothes of mourning and clothed me with joy so that I might sing glad praises to the Lord instead of lying in silence in the grave. O Lord my God, I will keep on thanking you forever!”

Have you ever felt like an emotional wreck before God?! Do you get “brutally honest” with Him and share your emotions as they flow through your heart? Journal writing is so refreshing. I can just picture David with his pen in his hand, tears flowing, standing and then sitting down, and emotions flying as he wrote this piece.

God does know what we are going through. So often we get caught up in our emotions and never stop to ask Him what His purpose in it all. Do you pray over these emotions, asking Him what on earth He is trying to show you? Does it make you reflect on others around you; determining if what you are going through is God showing you how you make them feel.

So many times I find that the very thing that one will be experiencing emotionally is exactly what we are causing others to feel. It is easy to stay in the emotion and feel sorry for ourselves. Husbands, you have the ability to lead your family towards Christ if you can understand how to catch yourself in the midst of the emotions you are experiencing and ask yourself if you are making your family feel these very same emotions. It is powerful! Wives, as you experience emotions with regards to your husband, write them down and ask what God is trying to show you about the character of your husband. Then when you are able to share with him your heart, you can share emotionally and not logically go through the events. Concentrating on a logical solution usually only causes more problems. If you are experiencing emotions with regards to someone other than your husband, write down those emotions and go to your husband to pray together.