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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Faith over Feelings

Do you often feel alone and wonder where God is?  Do terrible thoughts fill your mind and bring fear? “So do not fear,” God promises, “for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand” (Isaiah 41:10, NIV). Even though you may feel alone and have terrifying thoughts, God waits for you to trust Him. You can't trust your feelings. They will betray you. But you can trust what God says in His Word. He will not betray you. His truth is rock-solid, and unchanging. You may feel afraid. “Don't be afraid,” God declares. “I am your God.” You may feel evil battering you. “I will deliver you from evil,” He promises. Then He says something that will cost you, but when you pay the price you will find greater faith. “Trust me,” He says, “and live my truth.”  He calls you to look beyond your feelings, and step out in faith.

Faith will cost you. It will cost you to trust in something that you cannot see or feel. It will cost you to trust in the truth in God's Word over your feelings. Faith is a decision, and when it is made again and again, feelings fall in line with His truth. It comes through training your mind, your heart, your very being to believe in God's Word instead of your feelings. It is a battle to be won. And when you finally win, you will discover it is easier to believe in God's Word rather than trust how you feel in a moment of time.

Step out in faith today, and give God a sacrifice of praise. Praise Him for the promise that His truth is greater than how you feel. Decide to trust in His faithfulness. “I will strengthen you, and uphold you,” He assures. “You are never alone.” You can trust in Him over everything else. What an incredible promise!

© 2017 Lynn Lacher

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