Psalm 55:1, Listen to my prayer, O God, do not ignore my plea; 2hear me and answer me. My thoughts trouble me and I am distraught

We have been talking this week about managing our emotions, but sometimes we really can’t pinpoint why we feel a certain way or our exact feeling.

We are like David who prayed, Listen to my prayer, O God, do not ignore my plea; 2hear me and answer me. My thoughts trouble me and I am distraught. Psalm 55:1

In other words, David is saying that he is troubled and he doesn’t really know why. He just knows that he is distraught.  And if truth be told, we all feel that way sometimes.

Here are three questions that can help you identify and conquer your negative emotions today:

Question #1: Ask yourself if your feelings are proportional to the problem.

Our emotions are great at making mountains out of molehills.  Nothing saps our energy more than climbing mountains, even emotional mountains.

Question #2: Ask yourself if your feelings are helping or hurting you? If your feelings are motivating you to improve then they are helping you, but if they are moving you to withdraw or attack then they are probably hurting you.

Finally, Question #3: What do I need to do to overcome this feeling? The best response to a “negative feeling” is a Positive ACTION. So if you find yourself in a difficult emotional situation today ask yourself- What is the best, most positive action I can take to help me and those around me?

Think about it, and do something positive today!

John Mark Caton
SENIOR PASTOR

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