That’s just a brief list of the array of negative emotions that I’ve found as I’ve recorded them in a read through Psalms. I’m only half way through, and I’ve listed one-hundred-twenty-one emotions! Skeptical? Here’s photo of one of my journal pages. (I’m doing them alphabetically and noting the first mention of each so that I can keep track. Notice some that you think aren’t emotions? I know. Sometimes it’s hard to tell, but I decided since it’s my list I can count the ones that I think count. I keep reminding myself that nobody will be grading it. Lol!)
I’ll continue this practice which I mention in today’s devotion, “The Solution for the Problem of Messy Emotions,” until I get all the way to the end. Then, I’ll report back with my final tally. I’d love to hear your guesses for the total!
As I dive deep into the emotions that God includes in His Word, this is what I know for sure…
God is the One who ultimately handles and heals our negative emotions, but there are five biblical ways that we can join Him in the work. Click on the graphic below to download and print a copy to consider. I’d love to hear other practices that you’d add to the list!
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If you’ve enjoyed today’s devotion and resource, I’ve got two more blog posts coming to help with our emotions:
- February 10th– What to Do When Boundaries Feel Bad
- February 24th– How to Speak Up So that You Don’t Make Others Feel Bad (lessons learned from a raw recent failure!)
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