Faith, Feelings, and Facts

But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 15:57

Pastor Adrian Rogers told the story of a woman who woke up one morning and felt as though she had just gone to sleep. She said to herself, “It can't be six o'clock in the morning!”

But, she listened to the voice on her radio, and the announcer said it was six. She turned to the alarm clock on her nightstand and the clock said it was six. She peaked out the window at the sunrise, and the sun said it was six.The point?

No matter how she felt, it was still six o’clock!

We sometimes make the same mistake that woman made. We base our spiritual life on how we feel rather than what God says in His Word. If you have been saved, no matter what your emotions may say, here’s what God says about you:

You are fully forgiven.

In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace, (Ephesians 1:7).

You are alive to God and dead to sin.

So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus. (Romans 6:11).

You are God’s child.

But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons.  And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!” (Galatians 4:4-6).

God is working everything in your life together for good.

And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. (Romans 8:28)

You have a wonderful future and victory in Jesus Christ.

But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. (1 Corinthians 15:57)

Don’t base your faith on how you feel. Instead, rest your faith on the facts of God’s Word.

Have a great day, and keep moving forward!