“You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free” (Jn 8:32)

Our feelings are the symptoms of our true inner thinking. They are changeable when our thoughts and beliefs change. Feelings are guides that can help us better understand what’s occurring within us but they are not good guides for establishing a permanent course of action. To impulsively follow our feelings rather than God’s Word is the worst thing we can do. To deny our feelings and resolve to do what is right is not hypocrisy but character. We may not realize it, but there are times when we will go against our feelings-such as getting up out of bed when we’d rather stay in.

If we allow our feelings to dictate our actions we can easily end up doing that which is irresponsible, such as skipping school, lying to someone or running away from a situation. We may feel like doing these things, but that doesn’t make them right. Christian morality (behavior) is clearly out lined in the Word of God. The Bible itself is the final authority for our lives-not our feelings. Selfish and insecure people get angry and are easily offended. They often try to compensate for this by trying to make people think they are more important than anyone else (Ed Hindson)

PRAYER LINE: As you pray, surrender your feelings to God. Ask for the Holy Spirit to rule your heart. You will over come your negative feelings in Jesus’ name. Amen.


True happiness comes from knowing God.




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