Feelings vs Faith?

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Sigh…

Does it feel nice to be all put together and in control of our worlds!

This is hardly the case though as sometimes we have absolutely no idea what is going on. We just live and trust God for directions for the next step.

It is so easy to let our emotions and feelings dictate how we think. We know that our feelings are transient and fleeting. Why then do we allow them to hold so much power over what we confess?

I have been at a place where happiness seems to not exist. I have been with feelings of inadequacy and gloom for no particularly obvious reason for long spells of time. What has kept me going each time was my faith. My faith being my unflinching self-reassurance that God was/is with me.

The thing is, our feelings tend to be so powerful that we give in to them mindlessly and naturally. It is easy to be depressed. It is easy to think bad of yourself. It is easy to focus on our failings. Faith is the opposite however.

God has already declared our identity. Our identity is so certain that nothing can change it. Not even our feelings! However it takes faith to remind ourselves of our identity. Christ is with us whether we feel like it or not. God has forgiven us whether we feel like it or not. We are more than conquerors whether we feel like it or not.

What God has said about you is final. What do you believe though? Which is more important to you; your feelings or your faith?

When you feel down tell those feelings to step aside for your faith. A champion is a champion regardless of his emotions. A winner is a winner whether he feels like it or not. The records speak for him. Same way God’s records speak for us.

I will work my faith. You should too. You may feel low now yet you are not low. Keep your head up and look to the hills!

Colossians 3:1-4. Hebrews 11. Hebrews 12. Romans 12:2.

Maxx’

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