A girl's emotions.... Up, down, high, low, topsy-turvy... It sometimes seems seems as though they're never the same! One minute you're happy, the next sad; one day you're sunny and bright, and next, dark and gloomy. God made us girls very emotional! Sometimes out of desperation we'd like to cry, "God, did you have to make us this way? I'd rather not feel at all then feel so strongly!" However, emotions are part of God's gift to us as women. The question is, what will we do with them?
In one day we can go from being bouncy, upbeat, and somewhat hyper to being in the depths of despair! Some say that no one can really understand us women, which makes sense when we sometimes can't even understand ourselves! How are we to handle the wide range of feelings that get thrown at us?
Now, I'm no expert. Like every one of you, I sometimes feel as though I'm on a roller coaster of emotions, with many high peaks then deep drops. One thing I've found: emotions keep us constantly needing to run to God. If we're joyful and glad to be alive, it's a reminder for us to thank and praise God for the wonderful day and for helping us find beauty in the little things. If we're tired and worn to a frazzle, He is there, ever ready to give us strength and help us carry on. If we're lonely, He's the best Friend there is, always ready to help us find encouragement and hope. When our world seems as though it's falling into shambles, He is the solid, unchanging Rock, our Shelter through every storm. And even in the hard and trying times, we need to remember to give thanks in all circumstances and thank Him for never leaving or forsaking us (Hebrews 13:5)
It's all too easy for us to use our emotions as an excuse, saying, "Well I'm just not feeling myself today," or "I know I shouldn't have been so harsh or crabby, but I'm tired and have worked hard all day!" You know what I'm talking about! I find myself using such excuses too often, then yet again having to bring my emotions, tiredness and hurt before the comforting Father, asking Him once again to give me His strength and love to carry me through.
He is faithful.