In her book When Am I Going to Be Happy? author Penelope Russvanoff points out that “while negative emotions stick to us like tar, our positive, healthy, happy feelings are often fleeting and fragile. Good moods are shattered by the mildest reversals and instantly replaced by bad moods.” Commenting on this quote in his book A Better Way to Think, H. Norman Wright states that toxic or negative thoughts are controlled by our emotions, which aren’t always reliable. Emotions need to be brought into balance by nontoxic balanced thoughts.
To what extent does this quote describe you? How can Jesus help you achieve equilibrium between your toxic emotions and nontoxic thoughts?