Becoming Emotionally Alive
The circumstances of life naturally send our emotions from one end of the spectrum to another. On a good day, when things are going smoothly and all of our plans unfold without any snags, we tend to feel content and peaceful. But if we happen to lose our keys in the morning or if someone cuts us off in traffic, emotions like frustration and anger may set in and unravel our entire sense of peace. Or if something much heavier happens and we suffer the loss of a job or the loss of a loved one, months and even years of sorrow may consume us. In this sermon, Pastor Rich helps us understand how to use our prayer, our thought-life, and our choice to rejoice to become emotionally alive despite our circumstances.