Unchecked moods and emotions have cost people their lives, cost people their jobs, ended close relationships, and simply ruined people’s lives.

We were never meant to be dominated by our moods and emotions. Our moods and emotions were given to us to enjoy more of life. Contrary to popular opinion, we have control over our moods and emotions. We see this in scripture. John 14:1 says, Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. The key word in this scripture is “let.” We have the ability to allow or not allow our hearts to be troubled. It’s up to us.

We were designed to be led by the Spirit of God. The Spirit of God should overrule every emotion (good or bad) we have. If we’re extra excited about doing something, we need to consult the Spirit to see if it’s the right thing for us. If we’re angry about something, we need to allow the Spirit to help us get our emotions under control. If we’re sad about something, we need to receive joy in the midst of our sadness.

Our emotions can be inconsistent. With the help of the Holy Spirit, let’s get in control of our moods and emotions to be more stable people and create a more stable environment.

Romans 8:14 For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God.