by Christa Upton
When the Bible doesn’t “feel” true, God understands. He knows we sometimes feel like withered grass.
BIG disappointment yesterday (regarding my Multiple Chemical Sensitivity and housing).
But, a good friend reminded me to focus on God, knowing God has a GOOD plan.
Numerous sources (blogs, dear hubby, Scriptures) have reminded me that I can also trust God’s timing.
And to continue a Scripture we emailed to family and friends yesterday:
II Corinthians 4:16-18
“Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day. For our light affliction, which is but for a moment….”
This is me interrupting: hey, this “feels” anything but light, and the last four years have certainly felt longer than a moment.
However, THE WORD OF GOD IS TRUE no matter what I feel like. (And I think it means “light” and “a moment” in comparison to an eternity of happiness in heaven, which of course helps my “feelings.”)
But my point is that we cannot trust our feelings.
How about some examples from the physical life? Chemotherapy does not “feel” like it is helping, but it is (usually, anyway). Junk food doesn’t “feel” unhealthy going down, but it is. Discipline doesn’t always “feel” better than laziness, but it is.
So here’s the rest of the Scripture (repeating the phrase where I interrupted):
“For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.”
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