Often people ask how we are feeling and we will mutter, “OK” or a “Good, thanks.” If we really told them then the validation of those feelings need follow.
Our emotions point to bigger things within us, maybe indicating a need for rest, respite or on the other hand a brisk walk or an engaged mind. Our emotional state points to the world around us at times, the chaos we feel or the pressure we have put on ourselves.
I think it’s okay to feel whatever you’re feeling today. No validation required. Give yourself time to sit in it, process it and reflect. What are your emotions showing up to tell you today?
These verses remind me there are seasons in life. Along with physical seasons, I think we all go through emotional seasons dependent upon circumstances, age and relationships. Read through these verses and be thankful for your emotional season and take time to reflect and ask God, “What do you want me to know?”
“There is an occasion for everything, and a time for every activity under heaven: a time to give birth and a time to die; a time to plant and a time to uproot; a time to kill and a time to heal; a time to tear down and a time to build; a time to weep and a time to laugh; a time to mourn and a time to dance; a time to throw stones and a time to gather stones; a time to embrace and a time to avoid embracing; a time to search and a time to count as lost; a time to keep and a time to throw away; a time to tear and a time to sew; a time to be silent and a time to speak; a time to love and a time to hate; a time for war and a time for peace. What does the worker gain from his struggles?”
Ecclesiastes 3:1-9 CSB