In my last blog, I wrote about how I too often give in to believing my feelings instead of being led by my faith. This is a battle I’ve been engaged in most of my life. Even as a Christian I can still feel convinced that my feelings are more real than the truths in God’s Word.
This is why immersing myself in Scripture daily is so important. As I read, memorize, study, and mediate on God’s Word, it becomes more real than my untrustworthy feelings.
Once again I came up with seven ways that I can feel when going through hard times. Even recently I have felt all of these. Listening to the songs as I prepared this blog has built my faith and encouraged me as the enemy as whispered such lies as, “There is no hope” in regard to various circumstances.
You may want to take one little section each day of the week and listen to the song that goes with it. As I wrote before, songs that echo the truths of God’s Word have helped me to get them deep into my heart. I pray that they will help you to do the same.
My feeling: I feel defeated.
Truth: I am an overcomer.
Truth from God’s Word: I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world. John 16:33 ESV
Song: “Overcomer” my Mandisa http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xw5FuvScrr4
My feeling: I feel too weak to handle this.
Truth: I am strong in the Lord.
Truth from God’s Word: I can do everything through him who gives me strength. Philippians 4:13 NIV 1984
Song: “Strong Enough” by Matthew West http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCJNZydWoOg
My feeling: I feel too afraid to go on.
Truth: I can overcome my fears with God’s help.
Truth from God’s Word: Fear not [there is nothing to fear], for I am with you; do not look around you in terror and be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen and harden you to difficulties, yes, I will help you; yes, I will hold you up and retain you with my [victorious] right hand of righteousness and justice. Isaiah 41:10 AMP
Song: “What Faith Can Do” by Kutless http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ur6Zznc407U
My feeling: I feel hopeless in this trial.
Truth: I can find an endless supply of hope from the Lord.
Truth from God’s Word: For in You, O Lord, do I hope; You will answer, O Lord my God. Psalm 38:15
Song: “My Hope Is In You” by Aaron Shust http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-RRZgr7wNDs
My feeling: I feel overwhelmed by all I’m going through.
Truth: God will help me when I feel overwhelmed.
Truth from God’s Word: From the end of the earth will I cry to You, when my heart is overwhelmed and fainting; lead me to the rock that is higher than I… Psalm 61:2 AMP
Song: “Oceans” by Hillsong http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2PNTq_-mZs
Feeling: I feel my prayers aren’t being answered.
Truth: God hears and answers my prayers—in His way and time.
Truth from God’s Word: And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us. 1 John 5:14 ESV
Song: “Blessings” by Laura Story http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmcKWvOQZqY
Feeling: I feel ugly inside.
Truth: I am beautiful in God’s eyes.
Truth from God’s Word: For the LORD see not as man sees; for man looks on the outward appearance, but the LORD looks on the hearts. 1 Samuel 16:7 AMP
Song: “Beautiful” by Mercy Me http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7C2o0jHNRuU&list=RD7C2o0jHNRuU