Posts with the tag “emotions”

Embracing God's Restoration
by Delman Coates on April 7th, 2024
"Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you." - 1 Peter 5:7   Over the past week, we have explored the depths of our emotions – from understanding their origins to releasing their hold on our hearts. We've delved into the roots of bitterness, rage, and insecurity, acknowledging the pain that lies beneath the surface. But today, we're turning our gaze towards the hope of healing and rest...  Read More
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Embracing Your Emotions
by Delman Coates on April 3rd, 2024
"Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, and give no opportunity to the devil." - Ephesians 4:26-27   Let's talk about emotions. No, not the fluffy, feel-good ones we love to flaunt, but the uncomfortable, sometimes messy ones we tend to shove aside. In our society, there's a stigma attached to emotions – a belief that they should be subdued and rationality should reign ...  Read More
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Healing Toxic Emotions
by Delman Coates on April 2nd, 2024
"Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you." - Ephesians 4:31-32   Have you ever felt like emotions were simmering just beneath the surface, ready to erupt like a volcano? In his letter to the Ephesians, Paul addresses this very issue, urging the...  Read More
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Refocusing for a New Chapter
by Delman Coates on January 14th, 2024
"We will keep your name close." - Psalm 75:1   In the pursuit of writing a new chapter in our lives and changing the narrative, the wisdom of the Psalmist offers a transformative key: refocus your attention. When faced with the absence of clear closure and understanding, the Psalmist provides a powerful example. Instead of dwelling on the actions of his enemies, he declares, "and we will keep your...  Read More
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Embracing Peace in Unresolved Moments
by Delman Coates on January 11th, 2024
"The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit." - Psalm 34:18   In the midst of life's twists, there are instances when the storylines remain open-ended, and closure becomes an elusive pursuit. The journey of moving forward without resolution poses a formidable challenge, leaving hearts in a state of uncertainty. Yet, even in the absence of definitive conclusions, the comf...  Read More
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You Don’t Need Permission
by Delman Coates on February 20th, 2023
“Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.” - Isaiah 43:18-19  Over the last few days, we have talked about bouncing back and moving forward when heartache, pain, or loss overtake us. The good news is that you do not have to be in pain fo...  Read More
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Not A Weakness
by Ministry Support on August 16th, 2022
“She died at Kiriath-arba (now called Hebron) in the land of Canaan. There Abraham mourned and wept for her.” - Genesis 23:2   Over the next few days, we are going to look at the ways in which we can see “good” in our moments of grief. We know by now, grieving sucks. It comes in moments where real pain sets in, and it does not go away quickly. However, God still wants us to see the good that can c...  Read More
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Overcoming Shame
by Ministry Support on May 15th, 2022
“The son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’” - Luke 15:21In Luke 15:19, the son says “I’m going to tell my father that I am no longer worthy to be called your son.” In other words, he felt that what he had done was so bad that he understood if his father disowned him. Shame, my friend, prevents a lot of people from turn...  Read More
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Good Grief
by Ministry Support on February 21st, 2022
“My life is consumed by anguish and my years by groaning; my strength fails because of my affliction, and my bones grow weak.” - Psalm 31:10  Grief is an emotion no one desires to experience, but everyone inevitably faces. Grief is the child who struggles with the transition of a parent. It’s the parent who struggles with the departure of a child who is now away at college living on their own, dev...  Read More
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Emotions Are For The Strong
by Ministry Support on January 26th, 2022
“There is a time for everything…a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance…” - Ecclesiastes 3 (1, 4).    Greg’s older brother was always teasing and bullying him—whether at school, home, or out in the neighborhood. Greg would start crying and tell his brother to leave him alone. The teasing continued and when Greg asked his brother why he kept bullying him, he said tha...  Read More
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What’s Pushing Your Button?
by Ministry Support on November 4th, 2021
“In your anger do not sin, do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, and do not give the devil a foothold.” - Ephesians 4:26-27  In 1994, Chris Burns of the associated press wrote an article about the lethal leftovers of war. He talked about the hundreds of explosives from WWII that were still scattered across Europe at construction sites, in fishing nets, and on beaches. Even after th...  Read More
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Determine Your Trigger
by Ministry Support on November 3rd, 2021
“One day, after Moses had grown up, he went out to where his people were and watched them at their hard labor. He saw an Egyptian beating a Hebrew, one of his own people. Looking this way and that and seeing no one, he killed the Egyptian and hid him in the sand.” - Exodus 2:11-13  When it comes to keeping your cool, the first thing you must do is determine what triggers your anger. It is importan...  Read More
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Victory Over Anger
by Ministry Support on November 2nd, 2021
“One day, after Moses had grown up, he went out to where his people were and watched them at their hard labor. He saw an Egyptian beating a Hebrew, one of his own people. Looking this way and that and seeing no one, he killed the Egyptian and hid him in the sand.” - Exodus 2:11-13  Yesterday, we discussed the idea of keeping your cool. If there is anyone who needed to learn how to keep his cool, i...  Read More
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Be Slow To Anger
by Ministry Support on November 1st, 2021
“Refrain from anger and turn from wrath; do not fret—it leads only to evil.” - Psalm 37:8  Anger is an often-overlooked problem within American society. We’re constantly surrounded by road rage, domestic violence, angry TV and radio commentators, and even angry politicians. Over one third of violence on American highways is a result of people cutting others off, cursing at others, getting into fig...  Read More
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A Mask of Perfection
by Ministry Support on August 25th, 2020
“If you can?” said Jesus. “Everything is possible for one who believes.” Immediately the boy’s father exclaimed, “I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!” (Mark 9:23-24)  In Mark chapter 9, we read about a man who had a son possessed by a spirit. When his son was brought to Jesus, Jesus asked the man, “Do you believe?” The man’s reply was powerful and honest. He said Lord I believe, but help m...  Read More
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