How to stay light when your emotions are heavy

“Truly I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them” – Mark 11:23

Don’t allow a social-media smokescreen to convince you that the zip and zeal of energy you see in me on RevWell TV or during a live teaching event is how my faith always looks. Most days for me, living by faith is a drag-down, down-and-dirty, nose to the grindstone fight. Everybody who follows Jesus has to fight the daily battle to keep the weight of unbelief off our backs–yours truly included. You might think that I plyo-jack jump out of bed every morning and hit the floor doing burpees for Jesus, singing songs of delight. I most definitely don’t.

Truth be told, when my 5:00 AM alarm goes off, I don’t want to get up. It’s dark outside, the floors are cold, and the comfort of my bed tries to convince me that a few extra minutes of rest won’t hurt. So I lay there and begin to wonder what challenges this day will hold. What need is my husband going to have that will cost me my own desires? What giants are my kids going to face that I wish I could slay for them? What things will I need to give up so that I can live a surrendered life where joy is found in serving rather than being served?

Each morning the battle is on and a choice must be made. Will I get up and spend time with the Lord in my secret place, moving mountains through faith, or will I stay in my bed and seek my own comfort?

Jesus tells us that through faith we have the power to move mountains. But what good is the ability to move mountains if our character folds under the temptation to take the easy way out? Instead, by trusting in the Lord alone, we must get past the obstacles in our souls, the mountains of unbelief and pain that weigh us down.

I won’t see mountains move because of me if God doesn’t move the mountains of unbelief inside of me.

People who want to move mountains must travel light. Mountains alone are heavy enough. Nobody needs the added weight of despair and unbelief. If we are going to move mountains like Jesus says we can, we are going to need a daily practice of calling out and casting down the mountains (or monuments of pain) inside of us that keep us running scared and looking down.

“Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.” – Psalm 43:5

Give me five minutes to share with you a personal and practical way that I keep “the weight” off of my soul each day. Grab a pen and paper or open up your notes app on your phone, and get ready to become a mountain mover!

Travel light today and unpack the weight of your mad, bad, sad, scared, and JOY in the comments below! 

In His love,

Alisa is the founder of Revelation Wellness and the author of The Wellness Revelation. She was born for the battle of freedom! She is an ordinary woman who spends time with Jesus, and then He causes her to rise up and do extraordinary things. Starting a ministry, writing, teaching, and speaking being some of those things.



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recent comments


Michelle Graham November 7, 2018

Thank you so much for sharing How you “don get up in the mornings” and for giving us ideas to move mountains for God and ourselves......i really needed to hear this at my 5:30am morning with 4 houses to clean today and my body hurting and my spirit tirEd.....thank You again, blessings and love your way


Shelley thatcher November 7, 2018

Awesome!! I am going to start the daiky rOutine! Thanks for yiur ministry!!!


Susan dupré November 7, 2018

Thank you for getting up early and doing the hard things to UNWEIGHT your soul, alisa! I love the practical tips on journaling - even dividing up categories of emotions. Sharing this one for sure! Perfectly timed, as this is the week for my teen health & fitness class to discuss emotions - no coincidence there! Keep on moving mountains, WOman! Praying for you (ESPECIALLY DURING RETREAT THIS WEEK) and am so thankful for you!!! His love!


Rebekah November 7, 2018

So needed these steps today to clean out my emotional closet of mad, bad, sad, scared oh ya and being joyful for one more day of lIfe! Thank you i needed to actually use tjis FORMATT as I walk my current Path!


Kim H November 7, 2018

Such a timely word! ThaNk yiu for the practicality of this!


Dinah Wiederstein November 7, 2018

Today is a tough day pain wise... the weather is turning much colder and my joints are feeling all of it. one week from today, I will have a particle knee replacement and I will move better. But I know there is a dark tunnel to travel to get to the healed side. My strength comes from god and no one else. I repeat that each step i take to get through.


Sue myers November 7, 2018

Today as i read and listened to this blog i realized how sad i really am on the inside. So many blessings have been givEn to me yet i feel like i am thankless. I want to move mountains. I want to move even a grain of sand but am struggLing. Thank you for sharing what you do in your journaling. Such a good idea really you have hit every “feeling and emotion” that goEs through my head every day. Thank you for giving me a thread of light to keep my HEart full of hope that i can get through this Season of life.


Diane November 7, 2018



RaChel November 7, 2018

This ... He is a good father. Just what i was writing about this mOrning and what he has Placed on my heart. Believe.without any doubt. Grateful for this blog and video this mOrning. Preparing to dig deep with this invitation to journal - to acknowledge the hard and the joy. Praying this will be a step in living lighter and a habit that wiLl continue through my journey...as my hearts desire is to love him and love others... to be light So All can see him in me.


Mary Haddad November 7, 2018

Oh, I so needed to hear this Today! What a wonderful Way to begin my time with God. I am going to put your advice into practice right now, unpacking my unbelief so that mustard seed will grow. Thank you Alisa


Julia November 7, 2018

I am not typically a ‘’morning” person, but liste to this righ before bed has me Fired up tO set my alarm a little earlier toda and Do It!! Praise the Lord!!


Kasey Shuler November 8, 2018

The whole "mad sad bad scared" paradigm is actually a proven neurological brain circuit outline in the book "Wired for Joy" if you want to check it out!


Kate riffel November 8, 2018

THis week has just been Blah! Seems i lost all my Vision overnight. Im going to journal and let the blah go.... thank you so much.

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