Why do we let our emotions get the best of us?

Day by day our emotions get the best of us. Reacting to our emotions causes us to let a small moment ruin our whole day. We may spend our day regretting what we have said or did to someone. Most of the time we regret hurting someone close to us. We unleash anger that is built up. Trying to keep it in ,but you eventually let it out .

Can we let our emotions out?

Maybe that is the problem we are asking the wrong question. The question is…

How can we let our emotions out?

Jesus flipping tables is often mentioned when people need an excuse to express their anger. It is easy to take one part of the Bible or even one verse to make an excuse for our actions.

Just that one story in the Bible we convince ourselves it’s okay to be angry people. That is just one story. Isn’t there many other stories that Jesus showed mercy and kindness to people?

Didn’t he in fact pray for those who were crucifying him?

If only we could react as Jesus did. It seems close to impossible. I admit this is something I struggle with daily. Practicing controlling our emotions everyday will help us not react so quickly. Pray throughout the day that God will help you be forgiving, understanding, and merciful towards others.

We shouldn’t let our emotions get the best of us. Feeding off of your emotions can only lead us into depression, angry, resentment , and guilt.

We should instead be lead by his spirit. That is where we can find directions, power,  strength, peace , comfort, and joy.

16 But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. 17 For the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh, for these are opposed to each other, to keep you from doing the things you want to do. 18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law. 19 Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, 20 idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, 21 envy,[a] drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do[b] such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. 24 And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.

Galatians 5:16-24


  1. People misunderstand about anger. Scripture says, “Be angry, and do not sin.” It is true, it isn’t wrong being upset, but how we handle it. I don’t know why people try to use the one example of Jesus being angry. He wasn’t RADICAL, and it seems like radical Christians try to use that example. People turned the temple of God into a marketplace. So He flipped a table to make a point. That’s it, and He had every right to do it. The temple isn’t a place for people to have a booth set up for goods for people to buy.

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