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In Every Emotion, Turn to Christ

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Dean Butler

If you are feeling confused, sad, afraid, lost, frustrated, hurt, lonely, hopeless, guilty, ashamed, angry, anxious, empty, rejected, betrayed, desperate, doubtful, exhausted, insecure, grieving, or restless, there is one solution: Christ.

When life overwhelms us with these heavy emotions, it can be easy to feel as though we are drowning in despair. Yet, in the midst of our suffering, Christ stands as our beacon of hope and salvation. He offers us comfort, peace, and a way to navigate through these challenging emotions.

Jesus invites us to come to Him when we are weary and burdened, promising us rest (Matthew 11:28). His invitation is a call to find solace in His love and care, assuring us that no matter the weight of our struggles, He is there to carry us through.

When we feel lonely or rejected, Jesus reminds us that we are never alone. In John 14:18, He promises, "I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you." His presence fills the void of isolation, providing us with a sense of belonging and acceptance.

In times of hopelessness and despair, Christ brings us hope. Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans for prosperity and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.”  This verse speaks of God's plans for us, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give us a future and a hope. In Him, we find the assurance that our lives have purpose and that better days are ahead.

When guilt and shame weigh us down, Christ offers us forgiveness and redemption. 1 John 1:9 “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous, so that He will forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”  His grace wipes away our past mistakes and gives us a clean slate.

For those feeling angry or anxious, Jesus provides peace. Philippians 4:6-7 “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and pleading with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.” His peace calms our troubled spirits and brings serenity.

In moments of emptiness, Christ fills us with His presence. John 10:10 “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came so that they would have life, and have it abundantly.” His love fills the void in our hearts, giving us true satisfaction and joy.

When we feel betrayed or desperate, Christ remains our faithful friend. Hebrews 13:5 “Make sure that your character is free from the love of money, being content with what you have; for He Himself has said, “I will never desert you, nor will I ever abandon you.” His loyalty and steadfastness provide us with a constant source of comfort and support.

In our doubts and exhaustion, Christ strengthens us. Isaiah 40:31Yet those who wait for the Lord, Will gain new strength; They will mount up with wings like eagles, They will run and not get tired, They will walk and not become weary.”  His power revitalizes us, enabling us to persevere.

For those feeling insecure or grieving, Christ is our rock. Psalm 34:18 “The Lord is near to the brokenhearted, And saves those who are crushed in spirit.” His presence brings healing to our wounded hearts and helps us find stability and assurance.

If you are experiencing any of these emotions, remember that Christ is the only answer. He offers love, hope, forgiveness, peace, and strength. Turn to Him, and find the relief and joy that only He can provide.

Fifty years ago, I committed my life to serving the Lord. I hold an associate degree in Christian Education and a bachelor’s degree in Christian Counseling. I live by 1 Corinthians 9:16, and Ephesians 3:7-8. In my retirement, I focus on studying and sharing the teachings of God’s Word with others. Besides writing this Blog, I maintain 3 Facebook pages dedicated to spreading the Word of God. Email:

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