If you have children, you have been through the stages of emotional breakdown with them. My 3 year old is struggling with understanding that the word no, doesn’t mean throw yourself on the floor and scream at the top of your lungs for what mom just said no to. But aren’t we like this too ladies?
Now I can’t recall the last time I saw a lady laying on the ground kicking and screaming because she didn’t get her way, but man would that be a sight!!! However, we do tend to get upset over issues and then allow the emotions from that to rule our thoughts and even our actions towards others, especially toward those involved in the hurt to begin with. Well like it or not ladies, that is an adult temper tantrum.
Emotional responses can happen in many cases, and another time we experience this is when we have been deeply hurt or possibly betrayed by someone we love. I know this hurt personally and I know many of you may also. In times like this, we can allow the emotion of the hurt to overflow into other areas of our life. This happens mainly because we refuse to sit and do the difficult work of processing the feelings. You see feelings will lead us astray. Feelings are not truth. Have you heard the saying, fake it til you make it or fake it til you feel it? Well, the same goes here. Feelings are fake. Truth is truth…and that’s all there is to it. Has someone hurt you? Have you allowed that hurt to envelop you? Have you talked yourself into believing that the hurt was deliberate? Maybe the hurt was deliberate. But let me tell you, how you process the way you feel about that hurt, only changes you. If we bury the hurt, refuse to process, and trust our feelings, we will never heal from the hurt.
So I challenge you today to look at what hurt you are holding onto. Bring it into the light, process what actually happened, not what you feel happened, and begin to break down how you can take that hurt from a place of feeling to a place of truth. Trust God’s word as you dig into the scriptures below. Shed light on your hurt and bring truth to the dark corners that have held you captive for so long.
Psalms 26: 2; Jeremiah 17: 9; John 8: 32; Ephesians 6: 14; 1 John 1: 5–9