Are You On A Roller Coaster Ride of Emotions?

My emotions have been all over the place the last seven weeks, much like anyone else’s I presume. I have gone from the onset of fear, to grateful for the home time, to restless, to sort of blah when the cold weather hit, to flat over it.  Can you relate? 

I’ve been thinking about this crazy emotional roller coaster I’ve been on and how to get off (for my own and my family’s sanity).  I don’t want to slap a band-aid on and fix the surface with quick solutions like we so often do, but I want to get to the root of it so I can experience true healing.  After lots of heart inventory, here is what I’m uncovering…

  • Where is my focus? When I choose to focus on the things of this world – the news, the virus, the numbers, the confinement, the overwhelming task of getting our essentials, etc. – it sends my thoughts into a frenzy. 
  • When my thoughts go into a frenzy stress, worry, and anxiety take up territory in my heart. 
  • When I allow the stress and worry to take up territory in my heart, it slowly pushes the peace I have out. The peace that Jesus offers is one of a kind (John 14:27) but when I focus on the things of this world over Him, I lose that peace. 
  • And when I lose that peace, His peace, my emotions go crazy. 

If this roller coaster sounds familiar to you too, maybe you are sitting next to me. I don’t know about you, but I don’t like roller coasters and I want off!

So, can I suggest that in order to find the exit we must re-align our focus?  

I lift my eyes to the hills – where does my help come from? My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth. Psalm 121:1

When we lift our eyes and focus them on the One where our help comes from, we will gain a fresh perspective as we re-focus on WHO really matters and WHO is in control.  When we choose to focus on Jesus it will re-align our thoughts and His peace will begin to take back the territory in our hearts. 

When we re-align our focus, I’m confident we will find the exit gate for the roller coaster.  

With love,

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About Me!

My name is Tana and I am a Jesus loving, coffee drinking, twin boy wrangling woman with big dreams to help women just like you live this one life we get FULL! 

Let’s be honest - life can be flat overwhelming at times, I’ve been there and lived that.  But the life that Jesus died to give us is one that is so much more.  It is my mission to help you learn to walk in the fullness of God and live your life well!


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  1. Bunting on April 28, 2020 at 7:05 AM

    This is perfect, Tana! Thank you!!

    • Tana on April 28, 2020 at 2:42 PM

      You bet!! I’m so glad that it spoke to you!!

  2. Mom❤️ on April 28, 2020 at 9:43 AM

    Love it… Rollercoasters ? make me sick to my stomach and I definitely want off! ??✝️♥️

    • Tana on April 28, 2020 at 2:42 PM

      Most definitely!! We will find the exit together!! ♥️

  3. Lori on April 29, 2020 at 7:20 AM

    Great for these times, I need His peace!

    • Tana on April 29, 2020 at 11:51 AM

      Me too, me too!!!

  4. Sara McKinsey on April 30, 2020 at 5:50 PM

    Love your blogs, Tana! They are so uplifting and you encourage my heart each time I drink from The Rustic Cup!! Blessings to you for using your gifts to glorify the Lord!❤️

    • Tana on April 30, 2020 at 6:29 PM

      Sara your words mean so much to me!!! Thank you, truly for sharing this with me ♥️♥️

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