About a year after I became a Christian, I thought I’d arrived spiritually. I was pretty smug about the changes in my life. I’d gotten a handle on my temper, overcome a lot of fear, become more content, and felt fresh hope. Then I got married and had children, which revealed the depth of my sinful nature. The temper I thought was gone was reignited. The responsibility for young children brought a greater fear than ever before. Money was so tight that contentment became much harder. And because of hormone changes, I battled depression.
Although I was going through these ups and downs, God remained stable, secure, and unchanging. Someone commented on my last post that ” God doesn’t hold human emotion – God is all loving, filled with forgiveness.” And that is certainly true. He may speak in his Word through terms of emotion for our benefit and understanding, but he is the master of emotions, not a slave to them.
James 1:7 says, “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.”
What a relief that he isn’t a slave to his emotions as I am.Tags: emotions, Faith, God, theology