We can teach them to trust that the presence of their strained heart strings means that they need to make a choice about the situation at hand. They can be aware of, consider carefully, and manage their emotions for the glory of God. Or the can choose an unhealthy path, to disconnect or to let their emotions become a dictator. They stand at the fork in the road and the choice is theirs.
Psalm 19:7-9 explains so clearly why learning to manage emotions in a way that honors God is so important.
The law of the Lord is perfect,
refreshing the soul.
The statutes of the Lord are trustworthy,
making wise the simple.
The precepts of the Lord are right,
giving joy to the heart.
The commands of the Lord are radiant,
giving light to the eyes.
The fear of the Lord is pure,
The decrees of the Lord are firm,
and all of them are righteous.
Isn’t this everything we want for our children? A refreshed soul, a wise mind, a joyful heart, illuminated eyes, purity and a firm place on which to stand. So let’s look at 10 common emotions that children feel and the ten Bible verses that can help teach them to manage them.