Deeper Love | Loving God | Robin Leopoldo | Spiritual Growth

To Feel

October 17, 2016

Deeper LoveBy Robin Leopoldo, M.A. from Hope-fully Devoted 

There is nothing wrong with feeling angry, sad, anxious, worried, and even fearful. These are all emotions that sometimes, as Christians, we think are wrong to feel. But life is full of hard times, loss, and trials. God created us to be aware of difficult circumstances and to feel. If we did not feel, we wouldn’t care. If we didn’t care, we wouldn’t love. And if we didn’t love we wouldn’t truly be made in the image of God.

Yes, we walk through hard times with God’s strength; He is a shield around us; we are called to hold our thoughts captive. Yes, there is a peace that surpasses all understanding found in Christ; and the joy of the Lord is real – something we cannot gain from the world but is gifted by God.

At the same time, these truths do not make us numb to feeling the circumstances that face us. We cast our cares on the Lord and He takes on the weight of our burdens as He walks side-by-side with us. The difficulty still remains, and that is no surprise to Jesus. In John 16:33 Jesus tells us, “In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

And that is the beauty and greatness of Jesus! He knows what’s coming in the next hour, next day, next year and He stands in an unshakable stance of victory. And guess what?! We stand with Him! Our difficult circumstances will not defeat us. So long as we abide in Christ – our Savior – we win! We have an eternal hope because Jesus overcame defeat and death when He died on the cross for us.

Jesus is with us in our suffering; and He will be with us after, always, and forever in ever-lasting victory.


But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. ~2 Corinthians 12:9

Every word of God is flawless; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him. ~Proverbs 30:5

We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.  ~2 Corinthians 10:5

And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. ~Philippians 4:7

 “This day is holy to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.” ~Nehemiah 8:10  

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. ~John 14:27

 Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken. ~Psalm 55:22

 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”  ~Matthew 11:28-30

 But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.  ~1 Corinthians 15:57

 If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. ~John 15:7

 So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.  ~Isaiah 41:10


Reprinted with permission from Robin Leopoldo 2016.


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