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Singing Psalm 13 for transforming emotions

Jesus’s transforming emotions

Jesus felt safe to cry out to his Father when he felt forsaken and forgotten, when he traded his righteousness for our sin, and needed endurance as he suffered through death. Just as death could not keep a hold on him, transforming emotions from darkness to light, from death to life, Jesus’s sorrow was turned to joy.

He did this to give you what you need most, that is, access to cry out to his Father and to him knowing that you will be heard if you don’t give up.

The Holy Spirit in transforming emotions 

He even gave you his Holy Spirit to live within you to help you cry out and to cry out for you, this process of transforming emotions when you have no words to express the depths of your feelings.

When you deny that you have feelings and hide from him in fear as a result, he is grieved because he loves truth, and he loves you. He wants you to speak the truth in love and helps you do it in his good time.

Your transforming emotions

Jesus frees you to sing Psalm 13 when you feel forgotten, lonely, sorrowful, and ashamed and want transforming emotions to trust, rejoice, hope, and appreciate instead.

It is the Lord who brings you safely and solidly from the former state to the latter. He is equally present when you are in either state, and he carries you and is with you in both.

He is your success even in failure because of the transformative way he uses it. He is transforming emotions out of failure to be more full and rich than if you had never failed.

“But I have trusted in your steadfast love;

My heart shall rejoice in your salvation.

I will sing to the Lord,

Because he has dealt bountifully with me.” ~ Psalm 13:5-6

March 28, 2022


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