Our tears tell us that we are alive and that we have roots in the lives of someone. We must each work to give control of our emotions to Jesus Christ so that we develop emotional stability in our lives. Read 2nd Corinthians 5:7–10, We live by faith, not by sight. We are confident, I say, and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord. So we make it our goal to please Him, whether we are at home in the body or away from it. For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive what is due to him for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad.
Today, unfortunately there are many believers who also live by sight and not by faith. Their emotions change according to what they see and experience at the present and this always changes. They have not yet learned to give their uncontrolled emotions to God and allow Him to control them. On the other hand, faith rests upon the eternal love of God which does not change. That love produces a steadiness in the human personality, including the emotions.
We will say that believers should live by faith and not by sight, we are not saying that our natural human emotions will be done away with. Neither do we mean that we will never again experience anger or sadness or joy. But, instead of these emotions remaining uncontrolled and even controlling us, they will be placed under the control of God’s love. In other words, God will give us the ability, through the Holy Spirit, to control our emotions instead of them controlling us. Uncontrolled emotions eventually bring harm to the person himself as well as one’s family, friends and even to the church or society where that person lives.
We must remember that it is perfectly normal for people to react emotionally under certain conditions. Fear, anger, joy and sadness are typical of the reactions. Jesus had these type of reactions that all men have. These emotional reactions are just as normal.
See that of Jesus in Matthew 9:36, When He saw the crowds, He had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. "Compassion" Matthew 21:12, Jesus entered the temple area and drove out all who were buying and selling there. He overturned the tables of the money changers and the benches of those selling doves. "Anger" Luke 7:13, When the Lord saw her, His heart went out to her and He said, Don’t cry. "Compassion" Luke 10:21, At the time Jesus, full of joy through the Holy Spirit, said, I praise you father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children. Yes, Father, for this was your good pleasure. "Joy" and John 11:33–36, When Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who had come along with her also weeping, He was deeply moved in spirit and troubled. Where have you laid him? He asked. Come and see, Lord, they replied. Jesus wept. Then the Jews said, See how He loved him! "Love"
One does not gain control over the emotions by pretending that they do not exist. Emotional stability comes through frank and honest recognition of the fact that God created every individual with emotions. These emotions are bad only when we allow them to control us. But, when we are able to show our emotions in constructive and creative ways, they are a means through which God can show His love in our life.
May you always be led by the Holy Spirit in Jesus name.