John 14:1 (The Passion Translation)
(Jesus said) “Don’t worry or surrender to your fear. For you’ve believed in God, now trust and believe in me also.”
Christ calls us to emotional health that persists in the face of setbacks and disappointments. The Holy Spirit helps us channel our emotional energy toward worthy goals. He enables us to enter into deep realms of prayer (Rom. 8:26), teaches us how to offload our weariness and heavy burdens (Matt. 11:28), and helps us find the refreshing life we need. Jesus said, “I am your oasis” (TPT Matt 11:28). This kind of life in Christ always returns us to a place of joy. How is your level of joy today? Are you wallowing in or overly focused upon the kinds of things that de-energize you? Or have you learned how to limit them and focus on energizing, Spirit-enabling attitudes and actions that lift your spirits?