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How to Deal with How You Feel
Let’s engage the book of Psalms and explore some common emotions that can make it a real challenge to walk in faith. Day to day, we walk a tightrope: we don’t want to deny our feelings, but we don’t want them run our lives either. However, when we submit our feelings to God, his Spirit can guide us to hope — even when it’s a challenge to deal with how we feel.
When You Feel Like You're Prayers Don't Matter
June 24–25 | We’ve all known the frustration of feeling like our prayers are going no higher than the ceiling, of feeling angry and disappointed because no matter how much we call out to him, it seems like he’s not listening. It can be infuriating. We call out, “God, where are you? What do I need to do to get your attention?” Psalm 13 can help us hang on when we’re ready to hang up!
When You Feel Like Fear is Winning
July 1–2 | We all face fear. It’s only a problem when it becomes a crippling emotion that blinds us to the reality of God’s truth! David knew many fears, but in Psalm 27 he also showed us the path to walking through it.
When You Feel Depressed
July 8–9 | Everyone feels depressed once in a while, and some experience it more deeply than others. We can find our minds and souls bombarded by negative messages that feed discouragement and depression. In Psalm 42, however, we can find keys to helping ourselves return to joy.
When You Feel Like You've Blown It
July 15–16 | David knew what it was to deal with guilt in the aftermath of failure. Psalm 51 encourages us and shows us—even when we’ve blown it big time—that we can run to the God who will restore and heal us!
When You Feel Like Life's Not Fair
July 22–23 | It’s not uncommon to wonder why the good life appears to surround people who could care less about God. And at the same time, those who do their best to follow God get nothing but trouble and hardship. Psalm 73 gives us good guidance for those times when we’re ready to throw in the towel because life’s not fair.
When You Feel Lonely
July 29–30 | “Nobody else understands, nobody else cares, nobody else seems to be in it with me.” We’ve all been there: we’re not just alone, we’re lonely. When friends misunderstand us, forsake us and walk away from us for whatever reason, our hearts break. David was familiar with this feeling, and Psalm 142 can help us deal with how we feel.