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Letting God get the best of our emotions

The Emotions and The Will
Read Psalm 42; Matthew 21:12-16; Gal. 2:11-21
Don’t you wish your emotions were a little more under control? The psalmist in Psalm 42 seems to have his act together and all under composure.
The writer didn’t give up on God when bad times came. He was emotionally “cast down” in his soul, but not in his relationship with God. His response was “Yet shall I praise Him.” (Ps. 42: 5, 11; 43:5). He knew that “the Lord will command His lovingkindness” (42:8). We should “pant” after God like deer pant after the water in times of distress.
I say should because many times our emotional and hardships do not drive us to yearn and thirst for God.  Avery Willis in MasterLife Book 2 talks about how to take “action” over your emotions. Granted, trying to control your emotions needs to first presume that you are in a rationale state of mind to begin with! Often times, our emotions run roughshod over our mind and even our will.
The solution? Willis lists six actions steps to deal…