When Emotional Overwhelm Causes You to Break Down


I lost it final evening.

Not my cookies. But it could possibly have seemed like it because a lot of junk came out of me. I guess you could contact it losing your emotional cookies.

Is that also icky? The truth is like that in some cases. It is just plain messy when we let God perform in and by means of us. When destructive beliefs surface and our fleshly desires to manage it all have to be stripped away.

Discomfort seared deep and my complete capacity to handle feelings came undone. 1 act beget an additional awful act with none of it generating something wonderful.

Properly, not quickly that is.

Often, factors come undone so they can be remade.

When feelings surface raw and actual, the instant outcome may well need amends, confessions, and consequences. By facing these and operating by means of this really hard approach, the outcome of losing it does not have to be a downward spiral of shame and defeat. It could generate a thing additional wonderful and freeing than you have recognized ahead of.

Here’s the point, most folks will not admit when they’ve lost it. They will not inform other folks that their feelings crumbled and for a time it seemed like the enemy was winning. I never seriously want to share the truth of my messes either, but I am deciding on to do so for 4 causes.

1, I am in this journey of emotional well being and spiritual development with you. For life.

Two, I never assume I am the only one particular who requires methods forward, then falls back. I never want readers feeling like they are alone in their battles.

3, simply because I assume everyone who admits they’ve failed and chooses to seek God’s enable in their weakest moments is a courageous soul.

4, I refuse to let darkness win.

I refuse to pretend I have it all with each other when the truth is I struggle.

Falling down takes place when remaining passionate about assisting other folks cultivate a life nicely-lived emotionally and spiritually. I get the struggle intimately and as lengthy as God keeps strengthening me, I will continue to seek development more than stagnancy.

Christian development needs honestly admitting our have to have for enable rather than deceitfully feigning fine.

We all have methods forward and methods backward. We all have to have to pick out to get up once more, with God’s enable. And hold moving forward.

Holding back feelings simply is not healthful. Clearly, spewing them onto other folks is not healthful either, which is what came out of me final evening and it is embarrassing to admit it.

Not getting a secure spot to really feel and deal with the feelings we have creates internal stress. At some point, a thing explodes. It could possibly be noticed in our reactions or felt in our bodies and souls.

I am nonetheless operating on how to safely release the excess.

For also lengthy I lived afraid of saying no and speaking up for my demands, so a lot so that it led to two date rapes. Not speaking up felt like a superior Christian girl point to do, but it turned me into a girl racked with discomfort rather.

I did not really feel secure adequate with God to be truthful with Him about the hurt and anger I had. Possibly I figured lightning would strike if I railed at Him, but then a thing about David, Job, and other folks in scripture stood out to me.

They got truthful with God about how they felt.

David carried on about his distress and repeatedly chose hope anyway.

Why are you cast down, O my soul,
and why are you in turmoil inside me?
Hope in God for I shall once more praise him,
my salvation and my God. ~ Psalm 42:11 ESV

That sounded familiar. I could chose hope I could not express anger. Till I journaled it out and it helped.

When I admitted the anger that was currently there, I was in a position to practical experience and acquire God’s grace waiting for me.

There is nothing at all admirable about what occurred final evening. It was destructive. I hurt a person I like. No quantity of individual discomfort tends to make it OK to bring about discomfort to an additional.

Now I have a option to make. A option to do the really hard factors, like confess and make amends. To personal the portion that is mine as God brings clarity to a muddy heart and thoughts.

Possibly you have knowledgeable this also.

You have lost it and factors hold spiraling in the incorrect path. It is not also late to see it halted. If you are a believer the Holy Spirit is with you and can strengthen you. If you are not, and God’s tugging on your heart now, surrender to His contact. Pick to stick to Him and acquire His spirit.

Either way, acquire His forgiveness. It is currently obtainable and paid in complete. It is a performed deal.

As I pointed out in the Cultivated Life Neighborhood on Facebook, 

What ever occurred yesterday does not have to define currently. Forgive. Confess. Admit. Surrender. Obtain His mercy and grace which is new and fresh. He has what we have to have appropriate as we have to have it. Even in this very moment.

Increasing emotionally and spiritually is not for the faint of heart, and there will be lots of messes along the way, but living stuck is not what God intended.

I’d rather fall down and get back up as a lot of occasions as it requires simply because every single time I do, I practical experience additional of Him. My have to have for Him only intensifies.

Lord, enable me.

If you happen to be prepared to get up once more and do the really hard perform of confession so you can reside no cost of your previous blunders, you are such a brave and courageous soul.

Even if your knees are knocking and your heart is racing, hold going. Preserve searching for Him.

How can I pray for you currently? Would you pray for me also?


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NOTE: This short article 1st appeared on joleneunderwood.com as “When You Shed Your Emotional Cookies”


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