Saturday, October 12, 2013

Faithful Fridays ~ Feel it or Not.

Hi, everyone!  :)

Gosh, it's been a while, hasn't it?  We had SO MUCH fun at Disney World.  Best vacation ever.  We miss it...still recovering!  :)  Hence my late Faithful Friday post.  Oh, well.  Better late than never, right?

Faithful Fridays is a weekly linky party hosted on my blog. I made it so that Christians could have one special day out of the week (Friday) to share something from their Christian walk on their blog. If you'd like to participate, write your post, grab the button from the Faithful Fridays page on my blog (so that it will link back here), and come link up at the bottom of this post! :)


Feelings are funny things, aren't they?  God gave them to us.  They're built into us.  Part of us.  But I think after the fall of man and sin entering the world, they have become really, really twisted.  

Here's the awesome thing: God isn't human, so He is not bound by feelings at all.  Feelings don't change Him.  They don't change His word.  They don't change His promises!

Read that again.  Isn't that great to know?  God is constant.  

"Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever."  
-Hebrews 13:8

The same love that we feel when we are on top of the world is the same love that is still there for us when we are down in the dumps and feel abandoned by God.  His promises are still the same to us.  Our feelings don't change that, and we can still hold onto those promises, even if it doesn't change how we feel.  Feelings don't change our relationship with God.  He encourages us to pour out our feelings and thoughts and worries to Him.  When you made that choice to trust in Jesus, you were locked into His love for life.  You've got the maker of the universe looking out for you!  That's the awesome thing about our God.

"Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you."
-1 Peter 5:7

That's faith.  It's trusting in God, even when you don't feel like it, even when you don't see trust.  It's a choice you make.  Love and trust aren't feelings, they're choices.   

"And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him." 
-Hebrews 11:6

So whatever you're dealing with, whatever sea of emotions or thoughts or worries you're being tossed around in, just lean on Him.  Bring it all to Him, regardless of how you're feeling.  He can take it.  He will take it.  He is your God!

God bless you guys and have a great day.  :)
Joy :)


Isabella said...

Great post! I didn't know you went to Disney World! How was it?!?! Yeah I haven't been on for a while, just emails and things, but not much blogging at all. Glad to hear your back!


Rebekah said...

Thanks for sharing Joy. It is so awesome that God never changes and we can always go to Him with our problems.
I am glad to hear you had a good time in Disney World. I have been there once in my life and I was 4 months old.
God bless you,

Jazzmin said...

Great post, Joy!! I love each of the reminders in the bible about how God does not change and His promises to us and his love for us never change.
This is an encouragement, as all your posts are, in fully leaning on the Lord and trusting Him! And the verse in 1Peter is so amazing- I am so thankful for the caring and loving tone of it and how, like the other verses like it, it encourages such an intimate relationship with God.

Wanted to tell you also how much I loved reading the comment you left on my purity/Before You Meet Prince Charming post! Thank you!
Also, I wrote my FF post Friday and got distracted and realized I totally forgot to link up after!! I'm sorry, I look forward to linking next week though :)

So glad y'all had such a fun family trip! It was so neat to "come along" in your photos!
God Bless, and I hope you are having a great day! ~Jazzmin

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