Power Over Emotional Storms
Author: Greg Tharpe
Every year there is going to be thunder storms, tropical storms and or snow storms that come about. The forces of nature are out of your control. Therefore, you learn to live with them and take the necessary precautions to stay out of harms way physically.
“And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.40 And he said unto them, Why are ye so fearful? How is it that ye have no faith?” [Mark 4:39-40]
Just like the environmental storms, you are going to encounter emotional storms as well. As the saying goes “You are in a storm, just left one or you are headed towards one.”
In the Bible, Jesus taught us a valuable lesson about how to deal with emotional storms. The message in the scripture has a spiritual meaning that has to do with inner storms or emotional storms that we encounter in life. It is the negative thoughts and beliefs in your mind that is causing the storm of emotional turbulence, fear and worry-causing stress.
When you are stressed because of fear and worry you are listening to your Ego forecast and play out in your imagination a negative outcome to the situation that you are going through or dealing with. Therefore, you are listening to and caught up in the drama causing these negative emotional storms to manifest as stress, worry, and fear in your physical body which can lead to illness and “dis-ease.”
Fear feeds the emotional storms and gives them power over you. However faith gives you power and authority over the emotional storms and renders them powerless. When we trust God with all our heart and soul, this triggers a natural sedative that keeps us calm through the emotional storms when they come.
Do you listen to the conversations in your mind which perpetuates fear causing stress or do you trust God and rebuke the negative voice in your head by rebuking the enemy and telling it, “Peace be Still?”
When worry or fear creeps back into your mind trying to disrupt your life, remember the teachings of Jesus, tell your ego, “Peace be still,” and the winds will obey you as they obeyed Jesus. You have the power and authority through faith over negativity so use it. It is a gift from God to protect you when the emotional storms try to move in and disrupt your life.