One of the things that I've come to learn through my inner journey over the past 6 years is that feeling emotions is not only a good thing, it is a healthy and authentic way to live. For years, I was told by people that I was "too emotional", that I should "choose to not feel....insert emotion...", that I should "pray about it", etc. Sadly, the church for me was/is one of the most emotionally stifling places. If we feel, we may doubt, and doubt is bad...or if we feel we may not be happy happy joy and that is unbecoming a Christian...so the thinking goes. I came across this old post from a blog I've really started to love. Elizabeth Ester talks about her experience of feeling emotions.
Thanks for the courage to share this story Elizabeth!