Psalm 34:5 (MSG) Look at him; give him your warmest smile. Never hide your feelings from him.

There are few people in my life that spend a great deal of time and energy hiding their emotions; they feel emotions are weakness or an enemy. I have discovered hiding emotions is a learned behavior from our formative years in life. Most people who learn to conceal their emotions as a young person, aren’t about to expose their emotions as an adult. Are you one who hides your emotions all the time? Or do you know someone who does?

Detached people who hide their emotions find it difficult to live out the values they profess because they ignore their heart, which is the center from which values come. Often a detached person will become addicted to work, money, sports, alcohol, or drugs. We all have some of this in our inner person; maybe not to the extreme as hiding all our emotions but we do hide some of them. Today’s Word is just to sound the alarm on the dangers of hidden emotions!

Do you stuff your sense of defeat inside, thinking you should be able to “take it?” Are you emotionally cold? Perhaps you’re so dead inside you have little to give a relationship. Is your spouse enduring a frustrating relationship because you insist on suffering your losses alone? You can change. Start by connecting with others. Find a safe person that you can talk to. We were meant for connection, not detachment! How about our children, nieces, nephews, grand’s? Have a great day!

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