Emotional Stability

Carefully consider the cry of Job in Job 16:12-13. Obviously, after losing everything he possessed, Job was temporarily emotionally unbalanced. He had no answer to his dilemma and had to wait for God’s deliverance in patience and in faith.

Often, believers fail to hear the Word of God in such a way that it produces a response of faith. To respond to the Word outside of faith causes the mind to sublimate or become occupied with something other than God’s truth. To maintain emotions that are spiritually healthy and to have a capacity to respond positively to God’s initiations, the rooms of the soul must be filled each day with the preaching of the cross and categorical doctrine. Through this process the believer’s soul will become a spiritual home in which God can dwell and manifest His nature to the world. Failure to respond to God’s warning signals in the emotions indicates that the mind is not established with His thoughts.

The believer may be suffering because of unpleasant circumstances at work, a bad marriage, problems with the children, or any situation that is characteristic of tribulation. Adverse circumstances, however, cannot affect the person who lives from God’s inward resources in the soul. The Christian who is living in divine resources possesses emotional stability because he lives in a kingdom that cannot be affected or altered by the events that take place on the earth (2).

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