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Glorifying God with My Emotions

I have been called an emotional person.
Ironically mostly by people who do not emote or are uncomfortable with emotions, even their own. Being called "emotional" does not typically induce a heartfelt "thank you".And yet, I am starting to learn that if I believe that God can redeem all things for His glory - then even my emotions can be used for the glory of God. So being emotional is actually one of my strengths!
One of the verses that I have seen people use to dismiss or suppress their emotions is Jeremiah 17:9 "The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it?".
So if the heart is deceitful, does that mean that it is ALWAYS deceitful? Does that mean that it is unredeemable? Are all emotions produced from the heart?
Be careful. Don't throw the baby out with the bath water here.
I think one of the biggest mistakes that we can make here, is to equate our emotions with our hearts. Yes, sometimes an emotion starts …