There is an American socio-political commentator named Ben Shapiro. He debates on TV panels about several social issues in the USA and he has a phrase that has made him popular. When arguing, the moment the other person gets angry or emotional, he says, “Facts don’t care about your feelings.”
A fact is a fact. How it affects your emotions doesn’t change a fact. That is the way, we must view the Word of God. As facts of faith, which don’t change inspite of what we see and feel. That is why God keeps repeating the fact that He is faithful and covenant-keeping and that means what He says He will do, He will do.
His faithfulness and trustworthiness is repeated so many times, why? Because it is of utmost importance, that you go by what He has said, not what you feel or see.
Adam & Eve
Let’s look at the first sin. God said clearly not to eat the fruit or they would die. That should have been fact to Eve. Not debatable, based on sight, feeling or the devil’s word. She questioned the sincerity of God. She questioned God’s Word and trustworthiness and essential said He was lying
Numbers 23:19 says, “God is not human, that he should lie, not a human being, that he should change his mind. Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfill?”
Romans 3:4 says, “Not at all! Let God be true, and every human being a liar.”
We must ask for the grace of Jesus Christ to see God’s Word as fact, and His promises of Fatherhood to you as fact. No matter what you feel! Because when all around you is sinking ground and you feel alone and desperate the evil one will come and question your trust in God.
Never go by feeling, go by His Word or His facts. When we become born again, we get a feeling of happiness and fire, but we must quickly move from that as sign of salvation. Whether you feel it or not salvation is not a feeling it’s a decision to trust that Jesus Christ is Lord and Messiah. It is important to understand the Word so that in seasons when you don’t feel like praying or reading your Bible, you don’t give up and doubt your salvation. But you decide to push through and read the Bible and pray despite your feelings.
Feelings are not a gauge for how deeply we worshipped. That feeling of excitement you get at a worship concert, can also be felt at a Beyonce concert, yet there is no anointing in the worship, it leaves no impact. You get excited at a church service, but during the week your joy and hope is gone. That is not an impact, that is excitement, feelings led Christianity!
Faith versus feeling, means even when your finances, your career, your health, your marriage are under pressure from every side…Even when your spouse is not helping build the marriage…Even when your in-laws are causing problems for you…
You stand and declare His word. His fact.
“I lift up my eyes unto the hills from where shall my help come from? My help comes from the Lord the Maker of Heaven and Earth.” (Psalm 121:1-2)
“The Lord is my Light and my salvation. Whom shall I fear?” (Psalm 27:1)
Faith vs Feeling
How do you get faith? Faith comes by reading and hearing the Word of God. The Bible is God’s fact book!
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