In this season of rest, God has sweetly reminded me to look at the emotions that have plagued my every day.
Depression can cause such harsh, empty, hurtful thoughts. When in the midst of it all, we can begin to believe those thoughts. My spirit stirs to evaluate the thought that crosses my mind as it hits my heart and I can feel it in my gut. Is this thought truth or an emotion of the moment?
The enemy wants nothing more than to bog me down in my own thoughts. If he can hold me down with a lie and stir my emotions of despair, he has victory.
How can I know if a thought is a truth or just an emotion of the moment?
I must evaluate the thought according to what God’s word says about my situation or about me. I must look at the feelings that are stirring within me from a thought and ask, “do they bring despair or hope? Death or life?”
When God’s truth has the chance to minister to my emotion, my mind begins to line up with His truth as well. The hurtful emotion at the moment begins to clear and my mind is free to focus on what the Lord has on hand for me to accomplish rather than focusing on feelings of defeat.
I may not be an amazing artist, but I am HIS artist to use as He will.
I may not be the best singer, but I am HIS worshiper to use as He will.
I may not be the most beautiful, but I am HIS daughter and made in HIS image
I may not be the life of the party, but I am HIS companion and I hear His voice.
See how this works? Look at the lie, identify it and address it with the truth.
Hey even if the thought has some truth in it I need to ask myself, “what is the truer truth?”
Go on, start asking yourself is this truth or the emotion of a moment?
You will begin to see light in the midst of darkness.
Guide me in your truth and teach me, For you are God my savior, and my hope is in you all day long.