A message completely based on emotions will often set off alarm bells


 and override logic which can, in turn, impair communications.


In some instances, the brain is ill-prepared to handle surges of emotion.  


It's important for us to do whatever we can to avoid unproductive 


arguments and keep our temper in check. 



We should not retaliate, but go quietly on our way.


Sometimes, timing is crucial when dealing with strong emotions 


or power imbalances. Some situations are best addressed... 


once the dust settles.


Writing and not participating in an exchange of diverging or opposite 


views, and/or heated disputes can help us steer clear, stay sane,


 empower ourselves, and prevent or reduce the potential for heightened 


anger, destructive or damaging conflicts, and stress.


It has been demonstrated, across a variety of investigations, 


that writing is a useful tool for thinking, expression, and creativity. 


It also keeps our emotions from being hijacked.



According to some experts... writing yields a number of intellectual, 


emotional, and therapeutic benefits. Writing has been associated with 


improving moods, improving our health and well-being, 


and, in many cases, it has reduced stress levels.


"Life with God is not immunity from difficulties, 


but peace in difficulties."

 

Even though life will have challenges... we don't have to lose heart.


Tragedies, sorrows, and sufferings can be blessings in disguise. 


Pain can transform us.


God can take our utter despair and create something 


that can heal many. The most terrible events...


can contain hidden blessings. 


Jesus told us, "In the world you will have trouble". 


Then He added, "But take heart! 


I have overcome the world" 

(John 16:33) 



He told us to expect persecution. 


(Matthew 5:11-12, 44; 10:23, 13:21; 


Mark 10:30; John 15:20). 



He told us that the world would hate us 

(John 15:18-19).



He also told us to count the cost of following Him 

(Luke 14:25-33)


He said anyone who would be His disciple must 


"carry his cross and follow Me" 

(v. 27).



"Any of you who does not give up everything he has 


cannot be My disciple" 

(v. 33).



While in the classroom of our season of pain… 


God is revealing how these times of pain and disappointments 


can give way to His mighty appointments.

 

With God, we can be over-comers, 


and more than conquerors 


(1 John 5:4-5; Romans 8:37).

Journaling helps us to steer clear of Satan and his vicious forces. 


Rather than allowing others to destroy our inner peace... 


I find it better to unplug, quiet and center myself, reset, and journal.


Writing helps us to overcome issues of conflict that could possibly, 


if verbally addressed, lead to arguments, hurt feelings, resentments, 


damaged relationships, aggression, or violence.



Writing seems to offer a great degree of relief 


and can also, possibly, lead us to peaceful resolutions.

 


We can use writing to describe, reveal in words, our feelings, 


our experiences, and it gives vent to despair, pain, 


or injustice, if you will.

 


Bottomline... 


though sometimes painful... we must write.


A moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, 


feelings, environments, and experiences allows us 


to regroup, recoup, and turn those swarming dramatic times 


into a real creative story that many can relate to 


and hopefully be blessed by.



Satan will try every trick in the book 


to distract us and shift our focus.


Journaling allows us to shift our experience. 

Instead of affirming the experience of struggle, 


distraction, and strife...


we can remove tension from those 


unpleasant situations by journaling.



Reading, brainstorming, researching, and writing


helps to extend the light within us. The effects can echo 


and extend far beyond the moment. 



Many times we are able to channel difficult feelings 


into healthy and creative outcomes.

Through the ups and downs... one viable option that has proven 


to be therapeutic for me time and time again is writing.


Writing allows brainstorming, logic, and other forms 


of complex thought to perhaps open our eyes so that we might see 


that there may be a bigger picture to consider... 


than our momentary discomfort. 


Writing is a powerful life tool that gives us 


an outlet of expression and it helps to keep us grounded.

Writing can keep us so engaged... we have no time to 


get caught up in any long and negative discourse.


Writing helps us to better see, process, 


find our voice, and understand certain experiences. 


Writing seems to be an emotional release 


which helps to un-clutter the mind, 


outline our innermost thoughts and feelings 


while allowing us to use it as a vehicle 


of emotional exploration and healing. 



Bottom line: 


Writing can help us to steer clear of the chaos


and create more positivity.


Taking those swirling thoughts and writing them out


helps to clarify our thoughts and feelings... 


and helps us put things into perspective. 


Writing helps us release the emotions involved, de-stress, 


and focus more on God... and how, even in the worst case scenario, 


He is working all things together for the good. 


Writing allows us to explore thoughts and feelings 


of the events in our lives, become more resilient, and give language 


to those dramatic experiences that may have deeply wounded us. 


Writing empowers us to shift our viewpoint 


so that we will not find ourselves backsliding 


into a stressful pity party mode.


The mind, according to some, is for processing... not for storage.


Writing helps us clear the clutter from the mind 


so that we are able to see all sides... objectively.