Monday, December 20, 2010

Tangled Web of Emotions

I don't know about you, but for me today was one of those days when my emotions took me on a whirlwind ride. I was happy. I was sad. I cried and cried and cried some more. It started early in the morning and lasted all day. I was an emotional wreck and there seemed nothing that I could do about it.

I wanted to share with you this little clip of Patsy Clairmont. She is one of the funniest Christian speakers I know and I relate to her. She speaks in a way that I can understand and that touches my heart. In this clip she talks a little about emotions. I wanted to find the full clip but wasn't able to, but if you want to hear more you can always check out her book I Second that Emotion.

Anyway, the most important point she makes is that God created us to have all these different emotions and He accepts us no matter our emotional state. God wraps His arms around me on days like today when I can't stop crying because we had another unsuccessful month of trying to get pregnant and all hope seems lost. He rejoices with me when I am over joyed with a great personally victory and He is there with me at every emotional stop in between. Nothing I can do will surprise Him. There is no emotion I can have that His own Son did not experience (although I know Jesus handled all his without sinning!).

Prayer for today:
Thank you, God, for creating me with the full range of emotions. Thank you for being there with me as I go through these emotions. Please help me to share my joys with others and allow others to build me up when my emotions are not so good. Most of all, God, help me to cast all my cares and emotions on You.  Amen.


  1. I love the video! I'll be praying for y'all. When I had trouble getting pregnant I remember it being so hard to wait for God's timing. But then I re-read the story of Sarai and Abram and realized that waiting on God yeild the biggest blessings. Placing our worry,our emotions, our future in his hands is difficult but worth it. Thats when we really see God's mighty power at work. I love this "He accepts us no matter our emotional state." Praise the Lord sister. I'd be in trouble if God didn't accept me for my emotional states--which are very emotional!

  2. Kelli,
    Thank you for the prayers and the encouragement. It is hard to wait but you are right that it yields the biggest blessings. We have been trying to conceive for a little over 3 years now. Things are discouraging but it's nice to know you are not alone.