I know we all know what physical and mental effort are and how sometimes we can be drained physically or drained mentally. At that point of physical or mental exhaustion.
We can also be emotionally drained, which I think we all know as well. I have just have not had much experience with being emotionally drained.
And now I realize that I do not face emotions as much as I should.
Saying goodbye to seniors is almost always overwhelming. In college, it feels surreal to say goodbye to friends who are going off in infinite directions. New places. New careers. New loves. New people. New relationships.
I can’t think about it too much, but tonight was a night of reflecting and sharing stories. At Intervarsity, all the seniors shared their advice, memories, stories, laughs and love.
It was overwhelming to say the least.
And it leaves me with my emotions drained almost to a put where I feel it physically and mentally.
And I realized that this point. This point right here of feeling emotionally overwhelmed mirrors and completely overtakes any point of dire physical or mental feelings or thoughts.
Just like physical pain, relief or mental exhaustion, being overcome with emotions makes me feel human.
It is as human as my body.
My emotions are as human as my mind.
Sometimes I want to write them off. Cover them. Or hide them.
Sometimes it is right to do this. Because the human heart can be full of ungodly, selfish, human emotions.
Other times being emotional completely takes the full core of your human self and narrows it in..into one single place.
That place can be thankfulness. It can be joy. It can be sorrow. It can be pain. Love. Happiness.
I think for us Christians our place is the full thankfulness and the full love of our God. He knows and feels all things.
And it’s through these emotions where I get to know Him.
So why do I try to hide them? Ignore them? Pretend they don’t exist?
Come along with me in opening up. Face what you truly feel. Give it all to God because He knows and feels all things. He is here for us. Even when we are tired, drained and we think we can’t go on.
But He knows we can.