How are you doing on the heart front? Are you struggling to maintain a vibrant, wholesome level of health with your emotions? Please know that you are not alone. To be a help partner with you and the Lord in advancing soul-level health, this coming Sunday we are hosting at North Life our second annual “Emotional Health Sunday.” Last year we tackled an overview of anxiety and depression; this year’s topic will seek to address some of those same themes as manifested specifically in burnout.

As we prepare for this special, life-giving day together, here are some helpful quotes to promote an honest, biblical perspective on our emotions:

  1. “Emotions make us human. Denying them makes us beasts.” (Victoria Klein)
  2. “God desires and is pleased to communicate with us through the avenues of our minds, our wills, and our emotions. The continuous and unembarrassed interchange of love and thought between God and the souls of redeemed men and women is the throbbing heart of the New Testament.” (A.W. Tozer)
  3. “Things are rarely as good or bad as they feel.” (Brad Stevens)
  4. “Faith is a principle which hath its roots deeper than feelings. We believe, whether we see or not. We believe, whether we feel or not.” (Charles H. Spurgeon)
  5. “The emotions of man are stirred more quickly than man’s intelligence.” (Oscar Wilde)
  6. “When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but creatures of emotion.” (Dale Carnegie)
  7. “Good leaders know when to display emotions and when to delay them.” (John C. Maxwell)
  8. “Why do we close our eyes when we pray, cry, kiss, dream? Because the most beautiful things in life are not seen but felt only by the heart.” (Unknown)
  9. “Never let emotions overrule your head.” (John Wooden)
  10. “Emotions are intended by God to be the caboose of our life’s train, not the engine.” (Unknown)
  11. “What the heart most wants, the mind finds reasonable, the will finds doable, and the emotions finds desirable.” (Tim Keller)
  12. “God is more concerned with the state of people’s hearts than with the state of their feelings.” (A.W. Tozer)

In preparation to attend in person, tune in online, or catch a recording of it afterwards, feel free to read 1 Kings 19:1-21 and meditate on how the Lord tenderly and proactively addresses the unhealthy emotional condition of His prophet Elijah, “a man of like passions” (Ja 5:17). It’s going to be a tremendous day of learning how to let God help us process emotional struggles that we can never successfully navigate without Him! Please join us at 10:30 AM and 5:30 PM on January 31, 2021. (After the sermons are posted, we will provide links here.)

1 Ki 19:7 “…the LORD came again the second time, and touched him, and said, Arise and eat; because the journey is too great for thee.”