Do you agree?
I have found myself on both sides of the 'feelings' thing, and I am learning not to trust either extreme.
If I am 'up' and have a burst of feeling God's presence, it's wonderful, but before the 'rooster crows 3 times'... I can be 'down' and everything looks discouraging.
I am struck by what His Word does NOT say about feelings!
It is all about faith, and not once do I find that our faith guarantees that we will always FEEL on top of things.
So what do we do when our feelings are the opposite of our faith?
We stand, based on His Word, which tells us that we are to trust Him. Not trust Him and then we will FEEL good. We do have those times too, but I know that very often in my life, those feelings are not there.
Is God any less alive in me during those times? NO!
That is one of satan's lies, designed to pull us down because we aren't feeling victorious!
Would I rather FEEL His presence all the time? Yes, I would!
But He is no less God because of the way I feel...
What He says to me is...
"Be still and KNOW that I am God!"...
I am learning to boot satan right out the door, and sometimes I say it out loud... get OUT of here! (or worse...)
My standing as God's child is certain!
NOTHING else in this world is certain, we are seeing evidence of so much chaos all over the world, not to mention personal chaos in so many lives.
GOD IS ALIVE AND WELL... He is the same yesterday, today and forever!
My feelings come and go.... He never changes!