Picture credit here goes all to my lovely sister: (@Bekah Travels)
Wow. This past weekend was a whirlwind, and I think I need to catch y’all up on what happened. I will do it in the form of a podcast, but I’ll also update you on all the emotions of a wedding week. It was emotional, and I know it was emotional for people than just me. It made me think about being ’emotional’ or rather ‘stormy emotional.’
My sister got married last week.
That’s right y’all.
My sister got married.
i’m still digesting it, and it almost doesn’t seem real.
all the emotions are flowing in now. the emotions of that day were: happy, joyful, crazy, sober, serious, thoughtful, and sweet.
today I’m sad. today I’m missing her as she’s off on her honeymoon.
today I’m thankful. thankful for how God wrote her love story. It was seriously one of the most fun things to watch and very sobering.
Thank you to my dear friend (Jamie for capturing this photo)
I realized again after the wedding how emotional I tend to be. I wanted to share with the rest of you what it’s like to be someone who’s very emotional, who goes up and down in their emotions hour by hour. I’ll also share what the Lord has taught me about emotions and directing them in a healthy way.
So that’s what this podcast is all about: (It’s about)
– Emotions and why they are a gift and not a cure
– What it looks like to be a really emotional person
– Feeling things deeply but not letting them depress or discourage you
– Dealing with the emotions of being an unmarried person at a wedding
– Being thankful for where God has you
– Directing your emotions with Scripture
– Dealing with the emotions of anger (what the Lord has taught me about repenting from anger)
– how anger can turn into bitterness if you don’t confront it head on
– letting yourself cry and not bottling up tears
– how emotional people can actually help others be ok with expressing emotions
Philippians 4:6-7, ‘Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, and give no opportunity to the devil.’
2 Timothy 1:7, ‘For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.’
Proverbs 29:11, ‘A fool gives full vent to his spirit, but a wise man quietly holds it back.’
Romans 12:15, ‘Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep.’ (A verse that has helped me SOOO much when I don’t ‘feel’ like rejoicing with people who have things to celebrate!)
Proverbs 25:28, ‘A man without self-control is like a city broken into and left without walls.’
Ecclesiastes 3:4-6, ‘A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; a time to seek, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;’
Colossians 3:1-4, ‘If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory. Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. …’
I hope that this will be encouraging to you. EMOTIONS are not bad. If you’re super emotional, don’t be upset about it. Instead look at it as a gift, something from the Lord, that can be directed by the channels of a river into GOOD things.