I’ve been thinking so much about our ’emotions’ and how the Lord reacts to them. He cares about our feelings but He doesn’t move by our feelings of emotion. Our Lord is the same yesterday, today, and forever. We, as people sometimes live by our emotions and how we are feeling day to day. We take that feeling as our gauge as to how the Lord will or won’t do in our circumstances of every day living. Our Lord gave us emotion so that we may worship Him, have compassion, be angry or what have you. Sometimes, I think that we think the Lord should move by means of what our emotions look like at that moment.
As a child of God, the Lord has me on a path. I may not see the end but He does. He talks to me about this path. He guides, teaches, and leads me. I am to get into His Word and if I am questioning what the next step is I should dive in to that word and pray so that I may hear from Him. If there is that day that is tough and I am crying out to God, and I am not liking what is the path before me at that moment, He hears me, He cares for me, but this won’t change the course of where He is trying to get me. When He does speak something to me and I know, that I know that I know, that I know, what He said and believe it to be truth in my life, then when things aren’t happening within my timing or the way that I pictured it to happen then because of how I am feeling at the moment does not mean I didn’t hear from the Lord and I should try something different. It means I should remind myself of that promise He gave to me, stand on it firmly, and that be my guide, not what I am feeling at the moment.
He has a plan for my life, I need to be obedient when He asks me to do the easy thing or the hard thing. I use the Word to teach me right from wrong, it is my measure if I am trying to make a decision. I am learning that it isn’t about my ‘feelings’. It is about being obedient, loving, and worshipful whether I ‘feel’ like it or not. I need to trust that He knows best for me, find peace in the fact that I am in His hands, and give Him the glory that He deserves.
Philippians 4:6-9 (New Living Translation)
6 Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. 7 Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.
8 And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. 9 Keep putting into practice all you learned and received from me—everything you heard from me and saw me doing. Then the God of peace will be with you.