Emotional Whirlwind

Author: Melissa Yeagle — Host: Emily TenterPosted on: October 29, 2020

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Emotional Whirlwind

The betrayal of a close friend, a sickness, a crime against us, the death of a family member, natural disasters, family difficulties, financial woes so many things can put us in the middle of a whirlwind of emotions. Whether we’re feeling overwhelming sadness over a loss, anger as to why it happened, anxiety about what the future holds—or a combination of all three—where can we turn? In Christ, we can cling to and rest in some amazing promises as we go through the storms that come in a world broken by sin and death. And here’s the great news: God will never break His promises to us. Promise #1: Jesus is always with you—even during hard times. Promise #2: Nothing can happen to you that will separate you from God’s love. Promise #3: The suffering we face does not have the last word. Jesus died on the cross and rose from the grave. He is the Victor over sin and death. Our faith is in the promise that the same King who died for sin and rose from the grave will one day return to make all things new—free from sin, death, and suffering. God’s people in Christ will live forever with Him, and suffering will be no more. Because of the good news of these promises, we can rest—even as we grieve the tragic things we face—because our Savior is with us now and will dwell with us forever. • Melissa Yeagle • Why do God’s promises give us hope even in the darkest of times? • Read Hebrews 4:14-16. Does Jesus understand our suffering? • If Jesus understands our suffering, is there any emotion we can’t bring to Him? • If you’re going through a hard time right now, who are trusted adults you can talk with—such as pastors, youth leaders, parents, or counselors? Who can separate us from the love of Christ? Can affliction or distress or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? Romans 8:35 (CSB)


Read Verses:

Matthew 28:20; Romans 8:35-39; Revelation 21:1-5