Understanding Your Emotional Reactions: You Are Not Broken

July 5, 2024

Hi, I’m Brittany
I'm a Christian Counselor, Couples Therapist & Christ-Centered Yoga Teacher. 


Have you ever found yourself overwhelmed by anxiety or other strong emotions and wondered if something was wrong with you? It’s easy to feel isolated and flawed when faced with such intense feelings. However, it’s crucial to remember that these emotional reactions are not signs of weakness or flaws in your character. Instead, they are often natural responses to past overwhelming situations.

The Natural Response to Anxiety

Anxiety is not just a random, unexplainable feeling. It is a complex emotional response that previous traumatic or stressful experiences can trigger. Your body and mind are incredibly resilient and have developed ways to protect you from perceived threats. When you experience anxiety, it is your body’s way of signaling that it needs healing and attention. It’s a reminder that you’ve been through challenging times and that your emotional reactions are valid.

Reframing Anxiety Through Faith

As Christians, we are reminded that God created us with the ability to feel deeply. Sometimes, these intense feelings are His way of guiding us towards healing and growth. Rather than seeing anxiety as something to be ashamed of, try to view it as an opportunity to understand and nurture yourself better. Psalm 34:18 says, “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” This scripture reassures us that God is with us in our most challenging moments, providing comfort and healing.

Embracing Your Journey with Compassion

It’s essential to approach your emotional journey with compassion. You are not broken; you are human. Your reactions are valid responses to your life experiences. Here are a few steps to help you embrace this journey:

  1. Acknowledge Your Feelings: Permit yourself to feel whatever comes up without judgment. Your emotions are valid and deserve to be acknowledged.
  2. Seek Support: Surround yourself with a supportive community that understands your struggles and can offer encouragement. Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 reminds us of the importance of community: “Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up.”
  3. Practice Self-Care: Engage in activities that promote your well-being, such as prayer, meditation, and spending time in nature. These practices can help you reconnect with yourself and with God.
  4. Professional Help: Consider seeking therapy with a trained professional to work through your emotions. Therapy can provide you with tools and strategies to manage your anxiety and promote healing.

God’s Role in Our Healing

Trust that with faith and support, you can find peace and balance. God has a plan for you, even when you can’t see it. Jeremiah 29:11 reassures us, “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” By leaning into your faith, you can find the strength to navigate your emotional journey.

You Are Not Alone

If you’re ready to explore healing and find a path toward peace, know you don’t have to do it alone. Schedule a free 15-minute consultation today. Let’s walk this journey together, supported by faith and the understanding that you are not broken but beautifully human.

Take the first step towards healing by scheduling your free consultation today. Click the link in my bio to get started.

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