"Yet, emotions are our most direct reaction to our perception of
ourselves and the world around us.
Whether positive or negative, feelings put us in touch with our true selves. They are neither good nor bad: they are simply the truth of what is going on within us What we do with our feelings will determine whether we live lives of honesty or of deceit.
When submitted to the discretion of a
faith-formed intellect, our emotions serve as trustworthy beacons for
appropriate action or inaction."
Brennan Manning - Reflections for Ragamuffins page 298
2 Corinthians 1:5- 11 For as we share abundantly in Christ's sufferings, so through Christ we share abundantly in comfort too. 6 If we are afflicted, it is for your comfort and salvation; and if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which you experience when you patiently endure the same sufferings that we suffer. ..... For we were so utterly burdened beyond our strength that we despaired of life itself. 9Indeed, we felt that we had received the sentence of death. But that was to make us rely not on ourselves but on God who raises the dead...
On him we have set our hope....