Growing up, I was forced to suppress the bad emotions. I didn’t grow up in an environment where expressing sadness or hurt was the norm.
I was raised to walk with my head held high, smiling, giving the world the impression that all was well.
In reality, all was not well ….. There were times I was hurting . . . 😔
The world could not EVER know that.
After speaking and sharing this part of my life with others, I learned I was not alone.
Many others were raised with the following concept to smile during the storms of life or to keep it to yourself bottled up inside. 😊🙃🙁
In some ways this is unhealthy if not managed correctly.
🚩 Caution: Random Thought Time 🚩Listen – Although I blog about some deep stuff and share some aspects of self, I am very much private and do not like to give too much of self; but I have learned that sharing of self, my life and downfalls can be a testimony for another. 🚩Random Thought Time Ended 🚩
Pain, Hurt, Suffering and Sadness are all natural.
Talking about Pain, Hurt, Suffering and Sadness are natural too.
Last week, I was studying and came across the following scripture:
“I cannot keep from speaking. I must express my anguish. My bitter soul must complain.
Job 7:11 NLT
The scripture spoke loud in volumes to me. It speaks to Job 1. acknowledging his pain and 2. Speaking about it. Sometimes we belittle what we are going through. Pain, whether it’s physical, mental or emotional is natural but it doesn’t have to overtake you.
If you are hurting, acknowledge it and acknowledge the source of it.
If you are hurting, talk about your pain with God and you can also follow up with someone who you can trust and know is a safe place for your emotions.
If you are hurting, learn to take authority over what you are experiencing
And lastly, if you are hurting; learn to express. Emotions were made to flow … so let even the sad ones flow …. freely.
Once Signed With Sorrow …. Now Signed with Joy,
Joyfully Chrissy Lee 💫🌻
Prayer: Lord, I thank you for all of my emotions including sadness and pain. Today I ask you to help me cope when I am not feeling good. Place people in my life that will help me get through during my times of need. May you help me get through the Pain that I feel. May you teach me to learn and grow through my Pain. Lord, I need you now and I know there is healing of my mind and emotions through you. May my mind be at Peace.
In Jesus name, Amen. 🙏