Feelings are Not Facts
Do Not Be Led by Emotions
What does the Bible say about our feelings and emotions? Our feelings. Are they valid?
Are they something to rule our lives? Are they something that should guide our decisions?
Our feelings can change at the drop of a hat, tune of a song or embrace of a friend. Can we trust our own feelings, allowing them to guide our decisions, if they are so quickly changing?
Scripture On Managing Our Emotions
What does the bible say about our feelings?
In Proverbs 28:26 it tells us if we trust in our hearts we are fools. Proverbs 12:15 says the way of the fool is right in his own eyes.
God gave us our feelings and emotions. They are not evil by themselves, but what we allow our thoughts to dwell on may be negative and causing an unhealthy overload of negative emotions.
Our feelings can be, at times, scary, confusing and even dangerous to our health. Strong, evil emotions may lead to adultery, abusive behaviors, stealing and other evils.
At other times they may be full of love, happiness, joy and peace.
Can a Person Control Their Emotions
I don’t believe God intended for our feelings to guide us. He wants that job. God wants to be our guide. Our feelings should not be what drives our decisions, but more of an indicator of whats going on inside us. We must put our trust in what God says and check our feelings at the door with the Word of God.
We live in a world where you can do whatever “feels right” to you as long as you are not hurting anyone else. I think it’s important to set aside our feelings, search the scriptures and seek the voice of God in our decision making.
Not allowing our decisions to be the drive behind us, but the pursuit of Christ and His truth be what we base our decision making against.
Your Emotions are a Gauge, Not a Guide
It will be best if we learn how to handle our feelings. I always try to remember Philippians 4:8 and 2 Corinthians 10:5 when dealing with my feelings and thought process.
Philippians 4: KJV “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report, if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.”
2 Corinthians 10:5 KJV “Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.”
Sometimes I can’t help the way I feel but I can help how I react to those feelings. I can submit them to God and His will for my life. By doing that I’m honoring God. Intentionally putting faith over my feelings.
There is a bible verse or bible story for what you are feeling or going through. Search the scriptures, renew your mind by reading God’s word and choose to let what God’s word says to guide you.
Live By Faith Not Feelings
Our thoughts are what triggers our feelings. Our feelings are very real, but can be based or triggered by a negative, overthinking, thought process instead of your feelings at the door.
When we find ourselves going through a hard time and the walls are closing in with no light at the end of the tunnel. Anxiety. Fear. Grief. These are the moments when God reminds us to not be afraid.
How do you recover from a life marked by Fear? Prayer and God’s Word. Together it’s like a dynamite, destroying the strongholds the enemy hangs heavy on our necks.
What Does the Bible Say About Emotions?
What does the Bible say about feelings?
We know that He is “near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit” (Ps. 34:18). We can cast all our anxieties on Him because we are assured that He cares for us (1 Peter 5:7).
Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.Isaiah 41:10
Standing in the Truth of God as broken and emotional people, remembering that God made our emotions and gives us a time to mourn and laugh. Recognizing them and submitting them one by one to Christ is the moving forward in a way that honors God.
Our Faith and truly believing what the Bible says is what will transform our thought process and therefore help to keep our feelings in check and standing firm in our faith.
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