Bible Ballistics: BBs #184 But I Don’t Feel Like It!!!
We all have those times when our feelings run amuck. Times when we have disappointments, discouragements, hurts and struggles beyond our comprehension. We all have times, even me—especially me—when we just want to throw something, or scream or sometimes just run away!!! Ever been there, done that? I think we have all probably had those seasons in our lives, so what do we do. We walk on in what we know, not what we ‘feel’. Our feelings come and go with the circumstances around us, but what I know—WHO I know never changes!!!
“Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.” Hebrews 13:8
“Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. 6 So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.” Hebrews 13:5-6 (conversation being our lifestyle, not just our words)
When my feelings seem to be making me ‘crazy’, I must stand in what I know!!! I personally have had times when I’ve just had to say out loud over, and over again, “I know that I know, that I know, that I know…..”! Why ? Because I do know that God is faithful, that He is the same every day, no matter how I ‘feel’!!! Our Lord Jesus has promised to be with us always:
“….I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.”
“For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed:
for I know
whom I have believed,
and am persuaded
that he is able
to keep that which
I have committed unto him against that day.” 2 Timothy 1:12
So??? Here’s our shot for today! Short and simple, get in the Word, find out about the faithful God of the universe, His faithful Son, my Savior and Lord, and then stand fast in what you know. God will meet you in HIS Word. But you’ve got to open it up and read and study it. You aren’t alone—God is there if you’ll but look up!!! Get your eyes off of the circumstances, and focus on the only one who can and will deliver.
“Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith….” Hebrews 12:2a
“If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of thine hand, O king. 18 But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up.” Daniel 2:17-18
And my dear friends, HE is still in the fire!!! Your fire!!! So no matter how you ‘feel’ today, look up:
“And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.” Luke 21:28