John 16:33 (ESV)
I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.
In this world, you’re guaranteed to feel negative emotions at one time or another. But it’s what you do with these negative emotions that counts.
The Proverb for today is basically saying you’re better off controlling those negative emotions. You might think getting angry, yelling, and demanding your way will get you what you want. (Temper tantrum, anyone?) But this verse explains it’s better not to let your negative emotions control you. It’s better to be in control of those negative emotions.
Jesus is the key to set you free from any negative emotions that control you. God is bigger, stronger, and greater than any negative emotion you’ll ever feel. If you ask God to help you, He will. His power will set you free from the negative emotions that control you. God loves you, and He wants to be the one leading you, not your negative emotions.
Dear Lord, help us to turn our negative emotions over to You and let You handle them for us. Thank You for Your power to set us free. In the Name of Jesus, Amen.