Blow Up - Then Shut Up?

  • Lynda Savage, M.S., LMFT, LPC
  • Series: Dear Rosa

We all have emotional/relational upheavals. In the midst of these, the last thing most of us want to do is get humble. We want to be loud and proud and prove our point--at least I do. I know by experience that the best thing to do is step away from the battle and ask God to tell me the truth. I know also by experience that in these struggles I have at least a little part in the problem. At these times I need quiet. The quiet is what allows me to "humble (ourselves), therefore, under God's mighty hand" (1 Peter 5:6) When we cast our cares on God, His love comes through without well as the correction/answers we need. Our fight and flight hormones subside. Our crazy emotions lift to give room for us to admit where we are and to focus not on another's "unfair" behavior, but on allowing God to work on us. (Adapted and personalized from Lysa Terkeurst in "Craving God," Zondervan Press, 2013, pg. 91)