When you are dealing with extremely stressful situations, you have to learn to calm yourself down so that you can hear the still, small voice from God that will tell you how you should best deal with the situation.
We can see that when Elijah was threatened by Queen Jezebel, he fled to save his life and he was told to stand on the mountain before the Lord.
As he stood, A strong wind tore into the mountain breaking the rocks in pieces, but God was not in the wind.
This was followed by an earthquake, but God was not in the earthquake.
This was followed by a fire, but God was not in the fire.
This was followed by a still small voice. (1 Kings 19:11-12)
Therefore pacify down the fiery, violent, raging emotions that may be rumbling through your body so that you can hear God's still, small voice.
In addition, calming yourself down will prevent you from letting the fiery, violent and raging emotions determine the course of action you should take or the words you should speak since these will only add more disaster to your life.
To calm your fiery, violent and raging emotions so that you can hear God's still small voice you can:
1. Read the BibleRead the Bible and meditate on encouraging Bible verses that remind you of God's great power so that you can Be still and know that I am God (Psalm 46:10) as this will also remind you that even if the situation has left your control, it is still in God's control.
For example you can read and meditate on:
Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh: Is there anything too hard for me? (Jeremiah 32:27)
Has the Lord's arm being shortened? (Numbers 11:23)
A sparrow does not fall without God's consent. (Matthew 10:29)
Do not be afraid because I am with you. Do not be dismayed because I am your God. I will strengthen you. I will help you. I will uphold you with my right hand. (Isaiah 41:10)
God opens and no one can shut. (Revelation 3:7)
2. Listen to Worship MusicListening to Christian worship music is another very effective method of soothing raging emotions so that you can hear God's still, small voice and know how He wants you to deal with the situation.
3. PrayWhen David and his men came to their homes in Ziklag and found that their wives and children had been kidnapped and their homes burnt to the ground, they cried until they had no more strength left in them to cry. (1 Samuel 30:4)
David was even more distressed because his men began talking about stoning him and so you can only imagine his emotions at that time. But David encouraged himself in the Lord (1 Samuel 30:6) and asked the inquired from God what he should do about the situation. (1 Samuel 30:7)
Therefore pray and ask God to help you calm down and show you what you should do about your situation.
Christmas Side NoteIsn't amazing that the Great and Awesome God who made everything, chooses to speak to us in a still, small voice rather than in a thunderous roar!!!
This is just another amazing paradox of God like the one of Christmas in which He chose to come and save the big world as a small baby.
Have a Blessed Christmas.