As we approach the holidays it can be easy to feel hopeless, anxious, or even bitter, however we can choose to not fall prey to these feelings. We can partner with God to give thanks, despite the circumstances this Thanksgiving.
From rejoicing to sadness, from frustration to deep ire, the psalms give voice to the deep emotions of human life. Reading through the psalms (or better yet, praying the psalms) has a lot to teach us about emotional health.
Relationships are going to affect us in many positive and negative ways, and being able to identify when a relationship is turning toxic can protect us from becoming bitter, angry, or jaded—and even prevent further toxic relationships from happening.
Instead of half-truths or unhealthy beliefs that we must be stronger than any circumstance, let's recognize the enemy’s attempts to keep us hiding in shame and self-reliance—so we can let our guards down and let God in.