Emotional Rollercoaster

Despair is a lack of hope, you can see a pinpoint of light yet you never seem to be able to get off the emotional rollercoaster.

Emotional Rollercoasters{ER’s} often are caused by some type of trauma, which can create feelings that make you feel like you are stuck and there is no way out.  ER”s  can affect anyone regardless of age or status in life.

Listed below are just a few of the causes of an Emotional Rollercoaster. 

  • An unstable home 
  • Effects of war 
  • Martial problems
  • Bitterness

A lack of communication leads to distrust, which leads to anger. Anger becomes a friend if not dealt with in a timely manner. The more focused a person is on the trauma, the anger will increase and the emotions stay in a turmoil.  Anger will lead to bitterness.

Back in 1968 just before I enlisted into Army, what seemed as horseplay in the old swimming hole back in Ky, almost got me drowned.  I was repeatedly held underwater and started choking, and had it not been for a friend that intervened, I would have drowned.

I became very angry at the one that instigated the situation. I became consumed with the thought of revenge, always thinking and plotting on how to fulfill my anger, even to the point of sending word back home that when I got out of basic training, I didn’t want to see that individual.  Not only did my anger effect me, it affected my brother, who had just returned from Vietnam. 

Being raised in a Christian home, the. training that I had as a child, made me realize that I was only hurting myself with this bitterness.

Yes, I have experienced emotional rollercoaster’s through out the years.  Choosing to be angry at the situation,  but I finally applied the Word of God to the emotional rollercoaster’s.

1 Peter 5:7  Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about what happens to you,  {NLT}

Approximately 4 years ago, I was on a emotional rollercoaster that had turned my life upside down. Standing in a doorway I cried out to God, ” I can’t handle this any more. God I need a release.  The answer came immediately, I felt the turmoil that I had been in for months leave my heart.  What a relief.

I call it a blast from the past, when thoughts of that emotional rollercoaster comes back to my mind. I choose not to entertain those thought’s, but choose to apply the Word of God.

Whatever the Emotional Rollercoaster that you may be going through the Word of God has the solution.

I took my troubles to the Lord; I cried out to him, and he answered my prayer. Psalm 120:1 {NLT}

Brother Paul





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