Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Yeah For Feelings! - 40 Days Of Love

Jesus didn't hide His emotions

Hebrews 5:7  While Jesus was here on earth, he offered prayers and pleadings, with a loud cry and tears, to the one who could rescue him from death. 

What a drag life would be without our emotions, they are a lot of fun and they are a challenge as well.

Jesus had the same challenge that we have, there were plenty of opportunities for him to loose control of his emotions.

He was moved with compassion when he saw the "lost sheep of Israel" 

He cried when his friend Lazarus was "temporarily" dead.

We see Jesus love with full emotions and we see Jesus showing us how to be angry without letting it get the best of us.

The important thing to note is that Jesus didn't allow any of his feelings to run his life and they didn't cause him to make poor choices. There are benefits and pitfalls to having emotions, we have to make sure that we use them wisely so that we can stay out of trouble. Sometimes you may think that something feels right but it may defy all logic.

I am thankful Lord for the ability to feel love and joy, help me to deal with the less fun of the emotions and follow your example when anger and sad emotions come.