God made us to have emotions, any toddler can show you we are well equipped with them! Highs and lows, cries with tears and cries of "whoas!" Freak out moments when either you're the one freaking out and everyone around you is calm, or everyone else is calm and you're the one freaking out. It's just bound to happen.
In those times our first reaction may be scream, but we must pray…. We may want to throw a big fit. But all we need to do is pray. He can be the calm in your every storm. Or help you see how to bring the calm when we call out to Him.
Even his disciples freaked out when a storm came while they were on a boat…. And Jesus was sound asleep. They woke Him up and asked Him if he cared if they drowned! Just like the disciples, we can easily be fooled by our emotions. While everything around us (or inside us) may feel chaotic, it is just that, a feeling. The circumstances do not have to navigate and dictate our emotions. Emotions are not an accurate temperature gauge of truth. By all means, we are entitled to have our ups and downs, to feel angry, frustrated just as we are entitled to feel joy and excitement. However, we can choose to allow God to rule and reign when the circumstances make us feel upset. Because the truth is: He IS still in control (Matthew 10:29, Romans 8:35-39), He IS aware we are experiencing inner or outer turmoil (Psalm 139:5), He IS there for us and hears us when we call to Him (Psalm 65:2). While the disciples emotions began to get the best of them, they did what we all should do, they brought their troubles to God, even if a little dramatically.
That's why I am totally calling fickle on these emotions!!! My freak out moments can be very dramatic. But I'm NOT going to die in them! Yes, it's intense, but it will get better!
He calmed the storm. He can calm our emotions. He can calm whatever is causing us to freak out. Remember in those times… Jesus is still with you, He hasn't left you. He is still in control and He will calm your storm.
"Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or distress or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? As it is written: “For Your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.” No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor principalities, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord." Romans 8:35-39
"Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father's care." Matthew 10:29
"You go before me and follow me. You place your hand of blessing on my head." Psalm 139:5
"The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit." Psalm 34: 18
"You who answer prayer, to you all people will come." Psalm 65:2