Why Emotions Matter, Part One

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Why do your emotions matter? We all respond to our emotions differently, some of us will dive deep into our emotions and that is the only thing that matters, while others can deny, ignore, and even suppress their emotions. What we do with our emotions can effect whether we are secure in ourselves, or insecure.

Insecurity is a normal experience, though it is not one that we all like to discuss. Even the topic of insecurity can breed more insecurity. But what does insecurity mean to you? Is it your confidence level? Your appearance? How others rank you? Insecurity is about the internal conversation that you have and how you think about yourself.

1 Samuel 10:20-22 CEV
Samuel brought each tribe, one after the other, to the altar, and the LORD chose the Benjamin tribe. [21] Next, Samuel brought each clan of Benjamin there, and the LORD chose the Matri clan. Finally, Saul the son of Kish was chosen. But when they looked for him, he was nowhere to be found. [22] The people prayed, “Our LORD, is Saul here?” “Yes,” the LORD answered, “he is hiding behind the baggage.”

Russ, Nick, Ray and Brian discuss King Saul while sharing their own insights and stories on their internal insecurities. Saul was someone who had all the outward attributes of a confident and capable person, but he lacked the internal security and relationship with God to be unshakeable. In a recent Washington Post article, We have an epidemic of loneliness. How can we fix it?, and the book Them: Why We Hate Each Other–and How to Heal by Ben Sasse, there is an pervasive problem of loneliness despite being in an age of a highly connected world. A lot of that loneliness that people can experience comes from our own internal insecurity. Until we work out the anxieties inside with God, we will not be able to find that lasting security we all desire.

Show Notes:

Deep Insecurity Bible Study

Washington Post Article: We Have An Epidemic Of Loneliness. How Can We Fix It?

Them: Why We Hate Each Other–and How to Heal

Deep Confidence Bible Study

Kick-Start Your Quiet Time

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