How to Calm Emotions so that You Can Hear God

How to calm emotions so that you can hear God

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 the fiery, violent, raging emotions that may be rumbling through your body so that you can hear God's still, small voice.

Calming yourself down will also stop the fiery, violent and raging emotions from determining the course of action you should take or the words you should speak. This is very beneficial since words and actions inspired by fiery emotions can add disaster to your life.

To calm your fiery, violent and raging emotions so that you can hear God's still small voice and behave wisely you can: 
1. Read the Bible
Read 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)  
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 been shortened? (Numbers 11:23)
Has the Lord's arm being shortened? (Numbers 11:23)

A sparrow does not fall without God's consent. (Matthew 10:29)      
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)
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)   
God opens and no one can shut. (Revelation 3:7)


2. Listen to Worship Music
Listening 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. Pray
When 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 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.


David encouraged himself in the Lord 1 Samuel 30:6

Christmas Side Note
Isn'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.

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19 comments:

  1. Perfect reminder as I am one to sometimes open my mouth before I realize the words that are spilling out, but I am learning to stop and God reminds the correct way if I listen. He does Calm.
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    1. Yes, He does calm us down especially if we choose to stop and seek His direction.

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  2. Excellent thoughts today. Thank you.

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  3. Thanks for sharing these encouraging insights. The verses you shared perfectly showcased the points you were making.

    I leave here edified. :-)

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    1. I am encouraged to hear that you leave here edified and all glory goes to God because of His Living Word.

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  4. These are great reminders. It is easy to get caught up in our circumstances and emotions. We need to be able to take a step back and remember God is with us. I love the verses you shared. Visiting from Glimpses.

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    1. Yes, we need to remind ourselves that God is with us especially when our circumstances are telling us the opposite.

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  5. Thank you for sharing this wonderful advice in the Thankful and Grateful linkup today Miriam :)

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    1. You are welcome and thank you for hosting it.

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  6. My pastor always says when making decisions, remember H.A.L.T. Don't make them when you are too HUNGRY, too ANGRY, too LONELY or too TIRED. (think about Esau and the bowl of stew, or David and Bathsheba here) With that in mind, I find the best thing to do in those highly emotional moments is to PAUSE. take a breath, step back, and think carefully before I do something I'll regret. thanks!

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    1. More good advice, Karen. There's lots of ways to turn our troubled minds toward the Savior. Thanks for sharing a few good ways, both of you!

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    2. Karen, that is excellent advice: HALT before making a decision. Thank you for sharing.

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  7. I love the images you have made to illustrate the importance of God's word in calming us. You've chosen some of my favorite verses here, and I'll be sharing your post on social media.

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    1. Thank you so much Barbara and have a great day.

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  8. Wonderful encouragement for when our souls, minds and bodies need rest. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. You are welcome Barbie and have a great day.

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  9. Thanks for the reminder of how important it is to calm the emotions first so you can actually hear what He has to say! Thanks for sharing this at Booknificent Thursday on Mommynificent.com!
    Tina

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