Psalm 94:12-13 AMP12  Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) is the man whom You discipline and instruct, O Lord, and teach out of Your law,13  That You may give him power to keep himself calm in the days of adversity, until the [inevitable] pit of corruption is dug for the wicked.


In the midst of problems, affliction, adversity, or misery, I would normally wake up in the morning and let my feelings take over my day.  I would be hard to talk to.  I would be grumpy.  I would not smile.  I would try to find drastic solutions to stop my adversity while being grumpy about it, usually making it worse.  I have just destroyed my day because of my feelings.  Because I followed my emotions.

I know there is a problem causing my emotions to be low.  But from the verses above, God loves me so much that He enabled me to enjoy my life even in the midst of adversities.  God has given me power to keep myself calm in the days of adversity.  God wants me blessed under any circumstances, even in adversity, and He made sure I can be blessed by providing the power.  All I needed to do is receive it and use it.

God loves you so much that He wants you to enjoy life even in the midst of adversity.  He gave you the power to keep yourself calm.  That means, you already have the power to “snob” your emotions, and just decide to enjoy the day!  You do not need to obey your emotions.  Whatever your emotion says, do not follow it.  Follow what needs to be done.  If you need to smile to fix the problem, then keep smiling, even if you do not feel like it.  If you need to pray, then pray even if you do not feel like it.  If you need to be speaking God’s promises over the problem, then do it even if you do not feel like it.  If you need to speak to the guy who is causing the problem, then do it with calmness and wisdom and a smile, even if you do not feel like it!

Your emotion always changes from high to low to high to low to high to low, and on and on.  It is not trustworthy.  What is trustworthy is God.  God never changes.  He always loves you and cares for you.  He will never bring you to harm.  He is always right, He is always just, and He is always true.  Love and trust God more than your emotions and you can enjoy life even under adversity.  Please do not leave this article without claiming your victory over your emotions!  Claim your changed life now!

Prayer Starter: Dear God, you loved me so much that you want me to enjoy even my days of adversity.  Father, I receive your gift of power to keep calm in the midst of adversity.  Help me, to always do what is right, instead of obeying my emotions.  You know what is the right thing to be done, and starting today, I declare that that is what I will do.  I will never do what my emotions are telling me to do.  Never!  Thank you Jesus for making this all possible for me.  I love you.  Amen.