Feelings are something we all have. They are given to us by God and can be extremely good. They can also be bad depending on what you’re feeling at the moment. They can range from love to hate, important to unimportant, successful to unsuccessful; all over the scale.
With our emotions and feelings constantly moving from one extreme to the other, we often find ourselves feeling bad about life or about ourselves. When those negative thoughts arise and attempt to tear down our worth, we need to turn to Lord for help. Prayer and scripture reading can help us overcome many of the problems we face in life. Let me encourage you to commit as many of these passage to memory as possible. Memorizing passages of Scripture can have a tremendous and life altering effect in our life.
God has said…
When you feel rejected by others, remember how important you are to God – Matt. 6:26-27; John 6:37.
When you feel unable to stand, remember that your strength comes from Jesus – 2 Cor. 3:4-5; 12:8-10.
When you feel inferior, remember that Jesus has given you everything you need to succeed – 1 Cor. 12:4-7; Rom. 8:31; Phil. 3:14.
When you feel alone, remember that you are a part of the body of Christ and your never alone – Eph. 3:6; 4:12; Col. 3:15.
When you feel afraid, remember that God is always with you and you can be bold and courageous – Josh. 1:9; Isa. 41:10; 2 Tim. 1:6.
As Christians, it is important for us to accept the word of God as authoritative and powerful in our lives. We either accept the words of Jesus and strive to apply them into our lives or we don’t. But when we don’t our life and faith suffers.
Don’t let your feelings dictate to you what God has said, instead turn to the word and let God dictate how you feel.