Feelings are powerful but unreliable! Don’t trust them! Today’s devotional will explain. God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
Proverbs 28:26Proverbs 28:26 English Standard Version
26 Whoever trusts in his own mind is a fool,
but he who walks in wisdom will be delivered.
“I find that I cannot get on when I live by my feelings. They are like a barometer, sometimes they point to ‘fair,’ sometimes to ‘much rain.’ There is very little in our feelings that is to be depended upon. The air may have something to do with them, or they may be affected by what we wear, or what we eat, or with the last person who spoke to us; — the most unreliable things in the world are our own feelings. Let us each one say, ‘Lord, I will believe thee though I feel heavy and dull; Lord, I will still believe thee, though I am now light and joyful. Lord, my hope is in thy Son, when I cannot see any evidence of grace in my soul; and my trust is alone in thy Son when all my evidences are bright and clear.’ Our poor feelings may depend on which way the wind is blowing! When a man goes to France on business three times a week, he is not very particular to ask what sort of passage he will be likely to have; it is those who play at traveling that want to have the water as smooth as glass. So, children of God who do real business with their Heavenly father, come to be almost indifferent whether they are very glad or very sad, for, after all, the safety of the man who crosses the sea does not depend upon his feelings, but on the boat in which he is sailing. So, our safety lies in the stability of the Christ to whom we have committed ourselves, and not in our feelings, which are as variable as the vapors that fill the sky. ‘Trust ye in the Lord forever: for in the Lord Jehovah is everlasting strength.’ Put down your own feelings, and lift up the cross of Christ; cling to him, and say, with Job, ‘Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him;’ so shall it be well with you, both now and forever.”
[Charles Haddon Spurgeon, The Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit XLIII, (London: Passmore and Alabaster, 1897), p. 585-586]