Raw Emotions

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Ever have a moment when it seems that everything you can imagine to go wrong, goes wrong?  In that moment, every frustration takes hold of you.  Well that was me last week.  Many believe that as a Christian we are not supposed to get upset, frustrated, angry, emotional, you name it.  But Christians deal with horrible days where frustration takes hold of us.  We are not excluded from those raw emotions of anger, frustration, etc.  I was challenged last week.  I was so upset when I went to take my truck in for a recall that the service rep I was working with just completely disregarded anything I would say.  I was even more upset that he kept crunching ice talking to me with a mouth full of ice.  He was being so disrespectful and he refused to hear a word I had to say.  I allowed those raw emotions to take over me.  My spirit was broken and I felt defeated.  I went to take a seat as I waited for my husband to come pick me up when I saw a message on Facebook from a friend.  Her message was not only uplifting but her words and the verse she shared with me was exactly what I needed to hear in that very moment.  It was as if she knew my spirit had been broken and I needed to be lifted up.  I needed to find my peace.  I realized I was allowing those raw emotions to take control over me.  I chose to no longer allow these emotions to control me.  I had to learn to control my emotions instead and I did just that.  I could have easily continued feeling upset and angry which would have led to far worse.  We have the choice to allow those raw emotions to take control of us or we can take control of them.  God gives us that strength to walk away from those raw emotions and choose to be positive.  God gives us the power to stand up against what’s trying to break us down.  I’m so thankful for the amazing friends that I have that know when I need to be lifted up.  God knows that I have those days too, just like you, that I too need uplifting and encouraging words.  God sends us those friends at the perfect time with the right words.  He will always be there ready to lift you up even when it seems that everything imaginable has comes against you.

XOXO…Ileen

Psst…God Loves You

“He gives power to the weak, and to those who have no might He increases strength.”                   Isaiah 40:29

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