I don't know how you as a reader feel, but I often become annoyed by the number of unwanted e-mails which come into my account on a daily basis. Even though I have a seperate junk account versus my regular e-mail account, lately I have been receiving quite a bit of unwanted e-mails also slipping into my regular account. If I did not delete these unwanted emails daily and sometimes many times a day my account would soon be overwhelmed by these numerous trash e-mails.
So it is with my life and the negative emotions such as fear, discouragement, and frustration. If I do not daily spend time in God's Word and soothe these negative emotions, I would soon be overrun with them. If I did not allow God to penetrate my heart with his comfort and strength through His promises in His Word, I don't know where I would be or what I would do.
Sometimes life's physical and emotional pains can be very heavy. Serious back pain is one of my heavy life issues right now. Yet the Lord wants me to delete the negative emotions connected with diffiuclt circumstnaces in my life through relying on His precious promises. He also wants me to replace these negative emotions with trust in Him, courage because of His presence in my life, and with His joy in spite of circumstances. He wants me to count my blessings. He also wants me to remember that everything the Lord allows in my life whether pleasant or difficult is always for His glory and my ultimate good.
So dear reader, let's together reolve to delete the negative emotions through the promises of God's Word and His strength, and let's replace them with the joy of the Lord even if the difficult moments. Remember the Lord delights in us and sings over us, if we are His child (Zepeniah 3:17)!