I did my post yesterday on FEELINGS and how misleading they can be, how you can count on FACTS. It got me to thoughts on FEELINGS and FAITH.
We may not feel our faith every day (trust me), we may face doubts from time to time (trust me!), we feel let down by something and wonder “how could God let this happen?“, we lose a job, we lose a loved one, we face troubles….doubts creep in, as if God is our butler and he didn’t come through. Let’s face it; WE ARE HUMAN. When we hurt, we blame, we feel less sure.
BUT FAITH ISN’T BASED ON FEELINGS. Faith is based solely on THE WORD in the Bible because we (quite literally) have nothing else to represent, interpret that FAITH. No evangelist’s sermon, no other book, nothing….there are translations, interpretations, characterizations, explanations, you name it…it’s there in Christianity; Oswald Chambers, Billy Graham, the great C.S. Lewis, the Popes, so many, many in the field. But NOTHING is THE WORD, the FACTS, the real knowledge.
So, when we feel hurt, depressed, saddened, anxious, fearful…when we start to wonder where God is, it’s to His Word we go. This is one part of why study is so important, so you know where to go for what you’re experiencing. Sometimes, just opening and reading will lead you right there, oddly enough. But is it really ‘odd’?
Rely on your FAITH, not OUR FEELINGS!
2 Corinthians 5:6-7 So we are always of good courage. We know that while we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord, for we walk by faith, not by sight.
Amen. It’s not what we see, not what we feel, it’s what it SAYS.
Have a wonderful Sunday…….