Friday, February 17, 2012

how to climb out of the emotional pit

word for the day: delight


my heart is hurting.  sometimes, without even really knowing the exact reason why, i can end up in a pit of pain, apathy, and frustration.  i do not like this feeling.  i do not like being led by my emotions.

i long to rise above the fickleness of my heart and experience real delight.

storms come in life.  the winds, the waves, the shaking of the ground we walk on... it all comes and will keep coming - it is just a matter of when.  when i am moved to and fro in the midst of the blowing and the crashing and the shaking, i know that my heart is not anchored but instead led by the worst leader i know - my feelings.

how many times have i said, i just don't feel like it?  how many times do i distance myself and choose isolation because of not feeling like allowing myself to be known?  how many times do i hide in the darkness because i do not understand what it means to delight myself in the Lord?

david said, why are you so downcast, oh my soul?  put your hope in God!  delight yourself in the Lord!  

so i tell myself - stop listening to all those emotions that lie to you - they are liars!   put your hope in God, my soul.  delight yourself in the One who can pull you out of any pit you have fallen into. 


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