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I truly do not have any magic answers for your raging emotions, but I do have some insight into the Word of God for you. If you desire power to overcome and if you long for the ability to become who God created you to be, then you will first ask for His power. After you ask for the power, you will wait for for the power. While you are waiting, you will continually devote yourself to prayer.

Prayer changes me. I am a better person when I pray. My family likes me better when I pray while I wait. When I pray, I make wiser decisions and am a nicer, kinder version of myself. Perhaps the reason you don’t like yourself during moments of emotional outrage is because you have not experienced the power or the posture of the wait. The most powerful people I know are men and women of God who love to wait on their knees. Kneeling is not a foreign, difficult position for these history changing people because they understand that people who actually pray are the beneficiaries of heaven’s power in their everyday lives.

Do not ever underestimate the importance of the time that you spend daily on your knees, which will surely enable you to overcome your out-of-control emotions. Emotions are willful, youthful and sometimes violent and one of the most powerful forces in controlling a person’s emotions is knee-time. The healing that takes place in a human soul while the body is in a position of prayer is eternal and miraculous. I cannot be like Jesus without time spent in His presence on my knees.

I can “act” like Jesus without prayer. I can win an Academy Award for smiling sweetly and reciting kind platitudes while my heart is roaring and my mind is vengeful. Although I know how to say the proper words, you might want to notice the smoke coming out of my double-pierced ears! Jesus does not desire for me to merely act like Him, but He longs for me to be like Him, and there is a decided difference. The difference takes place when I wait and when I pray because it is then that He becomes Lord of my emotions and of my thought life.

Acts 1:12-24
12Then returned they unto Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is from Jerusalem a sabbath day’s journey.
13And when they were come in, they went up into an upper room, where abode both Peter, and James, and John, and Andrew, Philip, and Thomas, Bartholomew, and Matthew, James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon Zelotes, and Judas the brother of James.
14These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brethren.
15And in those days Peter stood up in the midst of the disciples, and said, (the number of names together were about an hundred and twenty,)
16Men and brethren, this scripture must needs have been fulfilled, which the Holy Ghost by the mouth of David spake before concerning Judas, which was guide to them that took Jesus.
17For he was numbered with us, and had obtained part of this ministry.
18Now this man purchased a field with the reward of iniquity; and falling headlong, he burst asunder in the midst, and all his bowels gushed out.
19And it was known unto all the dwellers at Jerusalem; insomuch as that field is called in their proper tongue, Aceldama, that is to say, The field of blood.
20For it is written in the book of Psalms, Let his habitation be desolate, and let no man dwell therein: and his bishoprick let another take.
21Wherefore of these men which have companied with us all the time that the Lord Jesus went in and out among us,
22Beginning from the baptism of John, unto that same day that he was taken up from us, must one be ordained to be a witness with us of his resurrection.
23And they appointed two, Joseph called Barsabas, who was surnamed Justus, and Matthias.
24And they prayed, and said, Thou, Lord, which knowest the hearts of all men, shew whether of these two thou hast chosen,

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