Be Emotional by C. Workman

Dear Friends

Sometimes we are afraid to feel. The thought of opening the door to our emotions feels like a threat to our stability, our safety, our sanity. We don’t know if we can handle what may come if we feel: feel the hurt, feel the sadness, feel the loneliness. We believe not feeling is better than facing the emotions that we have worked so hard to keep under control, locked up and shoved as far down as we can possibly bury them. We tell ourselves, “It is better this way.” They irony of it is the emotions that we are so desperately trying to control are completely controlling us. The emotions from the past are robbing us from joy in the present.

Are we capable of handling our emotions and feelings? The answer is NO. We are not made to be self-sufficient; we are made to be God dependent. “But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.” 2 Corinthians 12:9 When we open the door to our hurt and pain in the presence of God it is a safe place. We can be vulnerable with Him. When we lay it all out in front of Him healing can begin.

He has never intended for you to fix your own heart. “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.” Psalm 147:3 Some of you today have been trying to heal and fix yourself. You cannot allow anyone to see your pain and know your story and hurt. The Lord sees you and is trustworthy with your hurt. He is offering healing to you today. Get somewhere quiet. Turn on some worship music and lay it down. Allow him to heal your crushed heart. Don’t be afraid to acknowledge what you have been trying so hard not to feel. In His presence you can lay it ALL down. Surrender it. Trust Him with it. AND when you leave your quiet space DON’T pick it up and take it with you again. He wants you to walk in freedom. “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” John 10:10

It may be scary, but it is worth it. You are not alone.

We All Need Healing,

C. Workman