Choose Joy Again | Emotions

In this message, Pastor Jacob discusses practical ways to choose joy again even when we’re in difficult times.

Emotions are electric. Joy. Sadness. Anger. Compassion. God has given each of us the capacity to feel deeply. And when we can better process our powerful emotions, we can start to understand how He will use them for His good.

Jesus wept. It’s the shortest sentence in the Bible but it reveals so much about who Jesus was. He was not aloof, or distant from the people he met. Jesus was present. He wept. Jesus felt…deeply. The Bible shows us many examples of Jesus’s emotions: love, compassion, righteous anger, sadness, and more. In this series, we’ll look at how Jesus processed emotions and how following His example can help us see how our own emotions can be used to fulfill God’s purpose in our lives.

Sadness, depression, anxiety: these emotions are real and can sometimes be very overwhelming. How can we choose joy in the middle of distress? Learn about 3 practical ways you can choose joy everyday.

You can watch Choose Joy Again in the video below, or scroll down further to listen to it on podcast.

City Lights Church is a contemporary Christian church located in the northwestern part of Richmond, VA and is a part of the Vineyard USA network and an ARC family member.

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