If there’s one thing that can lead you down the wrong path for your life, it’s following your emotions. Although emotions are a natural part of the human experience, we should not allow them to guide our decisions.

Emotions are like waves in the ocean—constantly changing. At any given time an ocean can encounter high tides, low tides, calmness, giant waves, and even the dreaded tsunamis. As believers, we must learn to develop emotional stability.

Emotional stability means that our faith is not based on our feelings. It means that we learn to withstand difficult situations, handle adversity, or opposition. Even though you cannot control the people or circumstances around you, you can control your responses to them.

This, in essence, is emotional stability.

Scripture Focus:

“He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty, And he who rules his spirit than he who takes a city.”– Proverbs 16:32 (NKJV)