If we pay attention to the alarms in our lives, they could save us. Worry. Anger. Loneliness. Negative emotions are uncomfortable by design . Like any good fire alarm, they alert us to a greater danger. But they won't help us if we try to cover them up, hide them behind excuses, or assume they will always plague us. The only healthy way to manage negative emotions is to find their source and address the problem that set them off. As pastor Jeff Schreve says, "A specific and compelling message can be found in each of your negative, painful emotions. God Himself is trying to speak to you through those emotions-right now." So what is God saying? How can we understand our emotions-even change them? Schreve shows how the truth of the Bible can make sense of our confusion. The power of the Holy Spirit can lead us to freedom, and Jesus Christ can give us true peace in the midst of any crisis. You don't have to let your emotions run away with you, your family, or your future.
Schreve, Jeff, 1962-
why you feel the way you do and what God wants you to do about it
Nashville :, Thomas Nelson,, 2013.
Embarrassment: when you feel inferior
Loneliness: all by myself
Frustration: a real nowhere man
Worry: when anxiety attacks
Anger: the beast within
Guilt: when your conscience is killing you
Discontentment: unhappy campers
Depression: when all hope seems lost
Choice is yours.