Over a period of years, I developed a habit of following my thoughts & feelings to some really difficult & depressing times. It is a hard habit to break, and has taken much prayer and learning how to see the difference between what I feel or think, and what I know and believe.
We hear so often that we need to be in touch with our “feelings” and we’ve all heard the phrase, “Do what feels right.” But is that really right? Is that of God? Our feelings & emotions are gifts from God, but they are not our Guiding Light – the Holy Spirit is, and our feelings are not always totally reliable, either! The feelings may be real, and may lift you up or weigh you down – but they may not actually rest in TRUTH.
That’s where FAITH comes in. Faith is trusting in God, who IS always Constant, Ever Faithful and Wholly True. If you have difficulting distinguishing the difference between Faith & Feelings, this is a verse that may help:
whatsoever things are true,
whatsoever things are honest,
whatsoever things are just,
whatsoever things are pure,
whatsoever things are lovely,
whatsoever things are of good report;
if there be any virtue,
and if there be any praise,
think on these things.
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