There is a spiritual war raging around us. But God sends angels to aid us in this struggle. I was possibly visited by one of these angels once, and eagerly await when I will see King Jesus come again with His angels.
Christ doesn't want us to be controlled by our emotions, but He does give us freedom to feel them when it's appropriate. It's our responsibility to know how and when to express them appropriately.
Sometimes even when we're walking with the Lord and have cast out demons, we can still struggle with strong negative emotions. But by using certain tools, we can still find freedom.
Once we decide to follow Christ, and live according to the pattern he set for us, Satan and his forces will do all they can to stop us. They will twist our emotions so that we're ineffective in the assignments God has for us. But just as Jesus overcame Satan by rising from the dead, so can we.
Victory from our negative emotions cannot be found apart from a right relationship with Christ. Once we decide to be a disciple of Jesus, He will love us by disciplining us. Sometimes with negative emotions. Through prayer and repentance, we have hope and victory.
We live in a culture defined by uninhibited expression of our feelings and emotions. But by doing so, we let them control us. Christ wants us to learn freedom from our emotions so that we may live for Him.
There can be true freedom and healing from abuse and trauma in one's past. I know through personal experience that this isn't easy, but it is achievable. I hope to give you some hope and tools in this devotional to help you shed the victimhood of your past pains. As you read this, I pray healing from your past and the King's blessing over you.
Bad things happen in life, but we don't have to be bound by the pains of our past, our emotions, or our sin. God desires for us to be victors through Him, and that is a choice.
Hearing Jesus is Lord, especially in church settings, is quite common. Recently, I was hit with the wait of this. Jesus is King. That means He has authority, and it's changed for the better.