Trusting God through emotional trials

…Father..if You are willing, remove this cup from Me; yet not My will, but [always] Your be done.–Luke 22:42

Growing into a mature Christian who follows the Holy Spirit is not something that happens overnight–it is a learning process that takes time. Little by little, one experience after another, God tries and tests our emotions, giving us opportunities to grow.

God allows us to go through difficult situations that stir up our emotions. In this way, you and I are able so see for ourselves how emotionally unstable we can be and how desperately we need His help.

Jesus exemplified this for us. The night before He died for our sins, He was in great emotional turmoil. He didn’t want to die, but He moved past His emotions and prayed to God, “Not my will, but Yours be done.” Things certainly didn’t get better immediately, but in the end Jesus emerged victorious through the greater trial possible.

You can make it though your emotional trials. Jesus wasn’t led by His feelings, and you don’t have to be either. When things affect you emotionally, seize the moment and view it as an opportunity to step into a place of absolute trust in God.

From the book “Promises for our everyday lives”

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