Feelings are lame sometimes. I am such an emotional person, so I feel alot. Every minute of every day, I’m hyper aware of feelings.
Have I hurt someone’s feelings?
Have they hurt mine?
How are my kiddos feeling?
I wonder what that sad person on a certain blog was feeling?
Feeling, feeling, feeling.
Why did God make us with such enormous capacity to feel. He doesn’t just flippantly create things. There is always a purpose. So, I have been asking myself lately.. what is the purpose of feelings?
I feel overwhelmed, almost unbearably, when I feel deeply the love God has for me.
I feel heart broken to my very core when I hear a story of hurtful words said to one of my children.
I feel angry when I see a human being casually hurt another human being.
I feel desperate when I don’t see any progress made in the area of my health.
The truth is.. our lives can be completely over-run by our feelings. Isn’t that why the Bible talks about the heart being deceitful? We can’t trust it.. it doesn’t always tell the Truth. Knowing this.. it can almost drive me mad when I hear people say follow your heart. Really? Because, quite frankly, my heart is really untrustworthy when it comes to making wise decisions, and no.. I would not like to follow my heart. I would like to follow Jesus. And trust… that when my feelings are likely to suffocate me, there is power in leaning on His Truth, His Word. I can claim His Truth in any situation, instead of leaning into my own feelings. Lean into Him.
Oh, there is no doubt that it is hard. Maybe one of the most difficult things this emotional basket case of a woman has overcome. But by God’s mighty hand, living in the midst of untruthful feelings is becoming a thing of the past. An old me. God is making a new me, and I could feel more joyful about that. 🙂
How about you? Thoughts?