My Emotions

 

My emotions
Like a wild beast
A tiger crouching
Ready to pounce
And tear at my insides
As if my heart were its prey

My emotions
Can’t be tamed
For every time I reach
They bite like ravenous wolves
Making me bleed tears
That fall down my cheeks

My Helper comes
Extends His arm forward
I cringe as I expect
Frustration
Bitterness
Sadness
Anger
Pain
To attack Him
But He looks at me
“Will you let Me in the gate?”
“Yes Lord.”
I open the gate
He goes into the wild
He pets them and calms them
Patience
Restoration
Joy
Love
Empathy
Tamed at last


But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law. (Galatians 5:22-23)


Hello, and happy Monday! 🙂 The first two photos are two cats I had years ago, Simba and Sonny. I feel like I need to apologize to Jackie for using this photo again, but it captures the untamed feeling I was going for. 😅 I know this is a little different than the poems I usually post but I wanted to try something different and raw. I hope you enjoyed and have a great day! ❤

14 thoughts on “My Emotions

  1. Your poem expresses well what we humans go through. And as you note in the end; “life is the God test.” Where temptations are grace abounds. Our God has thought of everything we need, But will “we open the gate” and let Jesus in?

    God Bless you and thanks
    Patrick

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  2. This was fancatstic! 😸 I loved the illustration of the tiger. That was such a good picture of how emotions can seem. Expecting them to lash out and hurt others like they are hurting us. But then comes the One who can tame the wildest of creatures. What a hero is our Jesus! Thanks for sharing this. 😸

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