Faith is not a Feeling

Our Mission StatemenSONY DSCt here at Being Rebekah declares that we are “real girls living real lives.” It also says that we hope that our readers will be inspired to passionately follow Christ. Lately, I feel that my “real life” could only inspire in the sense of giving the readers a guide on exactly what not to do in their walk with Christ. That being said, our blog truly does strive to show both the mountain peaks and the valleys.

I’ve been so up and down lately. I feel beaten down by Satan one minute and the incredible exhilaration of the Lord’s rescue the next. God keeps showing up in amazing ways. Unfortunately so does the enemy. Knowing the Lord is there should be enough to keep the enemy’s tactics from bothering me, but I’ve been on the edge of despair more times than I care to admit in the last few weeks.

I have wonderful people praying for me and I’m wearing them out. What’s the point of having them pray for me if I never seem to improve – or if improvement is only temporary? I’m holding the key. No amount of prayer on their part will make up for a lack of will on mine.

So what if I’m down, does that make the Lord any less powerful? Does it make His Word any less true? Does it make the devil’s future any less sure? No. No. No. I refuse to give in to my feelings. I refuse to listen to the voice of the enemy.

The following two things are true:

  1. Faith is not dependent on feelings.
  2. The devil is a liar.

Satan likes to manipulate our emotions to our spiritual detriment. Elijah felt like giving up right after a huge spiritual victory. Saul felt very spiritual right after he disobeyed God. Feelings are not a good thermometer for our spiritual condition. Being a Christian is a walk of humble faith, love, and obedience; it is not based on emotions.

I need to continue to do what I know to do regardless of what I’m feeling. Faith is action. Faith is obedience to the Word of God. Faith is not a feeling! Period.

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16 thoughts on “Faith is not a Feeling

  1. I agree that faith is not based on feelings because its so unreliable. I like to think of faith as being trust — I’m trusting that God keeps His word and the wonderful promises associated with it. Thanks.

  2. I will be praying for you, Rebekah. I know what that place is like. Just keep asking Him to draw you close, remember His promises; you will be okay!

  3. Thanks for being real women living real lives. It makes my life seem more “normal!”

    Faith is not a feeling…I like that. It is doing the right thing when feelings are screaming “Don’t!”

    Great post with which to begin the day. 🙂

    (Oh, not to present a commercial here, did you read “Is Your Skirt Flapping in the Breeze?” It was yesterday’s post about getting our behinds kicked by the enemy) 🙂

    \o/

  4. Knowing what to do and actually doing it are two different things, I’ve found. The day the Lord and I had that conversation, I was wallowing in self-pity. I *knew* what I was supposed to do – but wanted Him to do it for me. After all, He *owed* me…wasn’t I doing work for Him? That’s why He was stern with me. That doesn’t happen very often, but when it does…! If you’ve been equipped, then I’ve done my job! Get on up, little sister, send the enemy packing, and get at it!

    Have a blessed day. 🙂

    Love,
    Tami
    \o/

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