Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Emotions Feelings Depressed

Sometimes I feel like I have the plague. I feel like I’m a burden on people. I feel like if I would disappear no would notice. I feel like I’m not affecting anyone. I feel alone out here. I feel like I have no friends. I have no one to talk to or understand what I’m going through. Where are my friends? I feel unwanted. I feel unloved. I feel sad. I feel depressed. I feel ugly. I feel like I’m a bad mom, a bad wife, a bad example of a Christian. Everything I do is wrong. I feel angry. I feel pain and it hurts. I feel rejected. I will never be who people want me to be. I will never measure up. I will never be perfect. I will always fail someone. I will never be beautiful. I will never be thin. I cry. No one cares. No one cares!

Is anyone out there?

Thank God we don’t go on our feelings or our emotions. Don’t trust your feelings! Up and down like a roller coaster. One day you feel like this, the next day your fine.We may go through these emotions or feelings, but it doesn’t mean it’s the truth.

Why did God give us emotions?

It’s good for us to express our emotions, to be able to experience pain or joy, sadness or anger is to feel alive. You not only do yourself damage and limit your potential in Christ when you deny or suppress your emotions; you reduce your understanding of who God is. God is faithful yesterday, today, and forever. He hears, cares and loves us. I need God!

Do we vent all our feeling to people? No, a fool vents all their feelings. But a wise man holds them back (proverbs29:11). We should give it to God and allow Him to comfort you. He knows how you feel. Jesus has emotions, compassion, love, joy, anger, wonder, awe, grief, distress, and sorrow.

The word “depression” literally means “pressed down” that is, not up to your usual bounce. When you feel depressed we need to cry out to the LORD (Ps. 6:2,3)

Get your eyes off of your feelings, emotions, stop dwelling on them, and focus on God.

Long for Him

Call out to Him

Rest in Him

Know that He sees

Acknowledge that He will keep you

Praise God

Seek restoration and witness to others

Keep praying

I choose to thank You for my weeknesses, my infirmities, my inadequacies (physical, mental, emotions, relational)....for the ways I fall short of what people view as ideal...for my feelings of helplessness and inferiority, and even my pain and distresses. What a comfort it is to know that You understand the feeling of my weeknesses!... and that in Your infinite wisdom You have allowed these in my life so that they may contribute to Your high purpose for me. ©All articles and comments on Dinky’s Hum Drum Journal are the property of Bridget Sherman and are Copyright protected.

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