Snowballing Emotions and Fears

Sometimes life seems to get out of control. Circumstances loom much larger
than my ability to control them or even cope with them. Worry, doubt and anxiety
flourish. My heart starts to pound within my chest.

Yet, even though I get into spaces where my emotions and feelings seem to run wild
scripture tells me that I am to turn back to God for the calm and peace that He
wants me to experience in the midst of turmoil and trial.

Philippians 4:5-7 AMP
Do not fret or have any anxiety about anything, but in every circumstance and in everything, by prayer and petition (definite requests), with thanksgiving, continue to make your wants known to God. And God’s peace [shall be yours, that tranquil state of a soul assured of its salvation through Christ, and so fearing nothing from God and being content with its earthly lot of whatever sort that is, that peace] which transcends all understanding shall garrison and mount guard over your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.

I know from experience that my emotions and feelings can be like a runaway freight train, having so much momentum that it seems nothing can stop them.

Just like the snowball rolling down the hill, they just seem to go faster and faster and get larger and more intimidating the further they go down the hill. But there is always an end to the hill. No hill goes on for ever. There is a valley — a stopping place — where the snowball comes to rest. And eventually it melts in the warmth of God’s love.

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S.O. Brennan is the Director of
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