Truth Or Feelings
My Pastor Kent McBay inspired the thoughts that I shall try to provide to you in this article. We often make our decisions based on our feelings rather than on truth. Our feelings can lie to us. The Bible will never lie to us. We should think Biblically. We cannot always change our feelings but we can change what we think and what we think can change our feelings. God and His Word, the Bible will help us to think what we ought to think. The Bible will give us the best advice we can ever have. And Pastors and teachers with a great knowledge of the Bible can give us advice from it.
Drugs can make us feel good before they kill us. I did some drinking before I became a Christian. The alcohol made me feel good while it was making me stupid, slow and unable to resist temptations.
1 Corinthians 2:16: For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.
Philippians 2:5: Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:
2 Corinthians 10:5: Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;
Proverbs 16:3: Commit thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established.
When we are having trials and troubles our feelings can go astray.
Romans 8:28: And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
1 Thessalonians 5:18: In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
God is able to control all things that happen to His children, the things that make us feel good and the things that make us feel bad. He is able to work them all for our good and His glory. The Bible says that He loves us. The things that make us feel bad come to us through the eye-dropper of His love. When we feel bad we ought to bring our thoughts back to God and His promises. When we feel good we should thankful.
Romans 8:18: For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.
Psalms 103:11: For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear him. 12 As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us. 13 Like as a father pitieth his children, so the LORD pitieth them that fear him. 14 For he knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we are dust.
Proverbs 3:5: Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. 6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. 7 Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil. 8 It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones.
Philippians 4:8: Finally, brethren, 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.
Romans 12:1: I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. 2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
Isaiah 41:10: Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.
John 16:33: These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.
Psalms 37:1: Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity.
Isaiah 26:3: Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.