Jason Gray shares how he finds comfort in the way that Jesus handled emotions. He says this truth “cost me a lot of money and counseling and understand… And Jesus gave it to us first in Luke chapter 19.”

 

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Jesus celebrates, gets angry, feels deep sorrow. He shared our humanity and affirms that it’s ok to feel! He’s also showing us the right way to respond to these emotions. Today’s reading is an example of all of that!

Luke 19:41-48

But as he came closer to Jerusalem and saw the city ahead, he began to weep. “How I wish today that you of all people would understand the way to peace. But now it is too late, and peace is hidden from your eyes. Before long your enemies will build ramparts against your walls and encircle you and close in on you from every side. They will crush you into the ground, and your children with you. Your enemies will not leave a single stone in place, because you did not recognize it when God visited you.”

Then Jesus entered the Temple and began to drive out the people selling animals for sacrifices. He said to them, “The Scriptures declare, ‘My Temple will be a house of prayer,’ but you have turned it into a den of thieves.”

After that, he taught daily in the Temple, but the leading priests, the teachers of religious law, and the other leaders of the people began planning how to kill him. 48 But they could think of nothing, because all the people hung on every word he said.

Tap here to finish Luke 19 from the Immerse Bible!

Note: If you’ve read the Bible before, you may notice there are no chapter or verse marks in today’s reading. We got this idea from the Immerse Bible. They’ve taken the entire story of Jesus and stripped it of all distractions – this way it’s a more relaxed read. Like you’re reading a beautiful story. You should check it out! 

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19 Comments on "Day 19: Jesus Was Emotional Too."

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Thank you for this Devotion this morning, it was something that I needed to hear! You did a great job! God bless you !!

Katie
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Needed that today.. emotionally worn out and dealing with a lot of anger and stress right now

Rebie WAY-FM
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Saying a prayer for you today, Katie! God hears you and cares about your emotions.

Pauline
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Praying for you Katie. I deal with anger myself. I have to continually turn it over to God.

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I have been on a bit of a dry spell with emotions. I have PTSD. My husband relapsed this past Aug and ever since it’s as if I have an auto switch that turn my emotions off. I am working on trying to unravel them and try to feel something other than numbness. Please pray for me and my husband. God bless!

Rebie WAY-FM
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Yeah, when a crisis happens, it’s so easy to put our “game face” on. That can be really helpful in the moment, but I love that you said you’re working on unraveling your emotions. Sometimes that’s literally what it feels like, but it’s so worth it! I encourage you to keep caring for yourself emotionally and spiritually, even during this hard time. And I’m praying for you and your husband today!

Noah
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Wow, Jason’s speech wasn’t even a problem! I, myself, have a speech impediment, and this gives me hope.

Rebie WAY-FM
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Yes, sometimes when he just starts speaking from the heart, we don’t even notice it’s there! He sounds great. Glad this was an encouragement to you, Noah!

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Thank you so much for your insight on emotions,Jason! You are so right! God gave us all of our emotions and we do feel them. The thing is we tend to let them control us instead of giving them to God.He KNOWS how and what we are feeling already, He just wants us to talk it out with Him because He KNOWS that is what we need. The more we do this the more able we become in dealing with all our emotions. That’s why He also gave us the fruit of the Spirit(Gal. 5:22-23). Thank God, that includes self-control!… Read more »
Rebie WAY-FM
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“When I start to neglect spending quality time with Him I find that the emotions that tend to overtake me takeover. That’s my sign that I have allowed the enemy to deceive me. I am getting better at recognizing these distractions but I still have a long way to go.” <-- I SO relate to this, Terri! Thank you for your comment!

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Really needed to hear that beautiful message.

Elizabeth18
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Great message. It made me think that when I pray for peace I sometimes am asking God to help me suppress my emotions. Peace is a good thing but not at the expense of dealing with an issue God wants me to deal with.

Rebie WAY-FM
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Ooooo that’s good, Elizabeth! I can so relate to that. Sometimes if I don’t want to be feeling an emotion, I pretend that I’m not… that’s never a good idea. haha It means I’m refusing to work through something going on in my heart. I love that this passage shows us the necessary part of emotions, but also how Jesus handles them perfectly and brings them to the Father.

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I barely noticed any speech problem—this was good, though I went thru it later than posted.
Have you heard of James Earl Jones? He also has said he used to have a speech impediment, yet listen to him now! His voice is amazing!

Rebie WAY-FM
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When Jason sings you can’t tell AT ALL that he has some speech challenges. And yes, even in interviews he does a great job. Always has something interesting and helpful to say!

Angela
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Feel your feelings, don’t judge them. Then give them to God. Thanks for the message today.

Stetson
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Jason, love your music and you sharing your feelings with us. Please take a little time to study why He said on the cross about being forsaken. NOT doubt. He is teaching us to the end of His life. He was quoting Psalms 22 when David prophesied about His crucifixion a thousand years before it happened . A prophesy that was God’s word about His suffering for us and opening up salvation to any of us that would repent and look to Him . A thousand year old prophesy that came reality right down to the Roman soldiers parting His… Read more »
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This was a great word from Jason Gray! Thanks for sharing! Love the message, feel your feelings then give it to God!

Brittliz001
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This helps me so much! I heard it on the radio and then watched the video tonight. Such an encouragement to me!