Why did God, before the foundations of the earth, create emotions for us?

A box of emotions, I do see, lives deep inside of me.
They churn and heave and beat and boil and struggle to be free.
Some are right and some are wrong, but I know that’s not true.
My emotions box is just a filter that makes me who I am.

like

I love my bride so much it’s true, she is my heart’s desire.
Or when I did face down my fears and saved that helpless child.
Or savor the joy that I did feel when I became a father.
And pride and freedom and peace and patience are all inside there too

still

What causes pain and great refrain is when my filter gets blocked.
It’s like a needle in a narrow groove digging deeper and deeper down.
The emotion that’s stuck floats to the top and pushes the rest back down.
It seeks to destroy and tear things apart but never will it create.

like

Don’t ever forget that I am so mad and I will not let go.
Or when I’m scarred, yes really scarred, that fear does rule my choice.
Or when I’m sad and very depressed I just want to let go.
Or when I rage and cause them pain because I know I’m right.

still

All emotions have their good and, yes, they have their bad.
They’re all in me and when in tune are like a symphony.
But out of balance they tare apart and kill relationships.
How I know that I’m in tune is when my emotions create.

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Hope is used to see past trials and to a place of joy.
Love conquers hate and discrimination and makes the bad turn good.
Fear increases what needs to be seen to make our steps more sure.
And anger is used to make a change to make our world much better.

remember

A box of emotions, I do see, lives deep inside of me.
They churn and heave and beat and boil and give my life real meaning.
If used to create they make life great for everyone they touch.
My emotions box is just a filter that makes me who I am.

Thank you God what what you give that make our lives so blessed.

(featured image: Chicago Symphony photo by Jordan Fischer)

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