Anne Graham Lotz tells us to stop living by our feelings and to start living by faith.
If the LORD delights in a man’s way, he makes his steps firm. (PSALM 37:23)
I’m sure you’ve used the expression, “Somehow, we’ll make it.” Or, “Somehow, it’ll all turn out okay.”
I’m so glad faith in Jesus isn’t a “somehow” kind of faith. Aren’t you? God plants you and me in our faith like tender saplings—then grows us up into what Isaiah 61 describes as “trees of righteousness” (Isaiah 61:3).
God leads us to endure, not just “somehow,” but victoriously. In Psalm 13:5–6, King David wrote his prayer to God: “I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation. I will sing to the LORD, for he has been good to me.”
When Paul was in prison, beaten and maligned because he’d preached the gospel, guards heard him singing praises to God. Paul had learned to walk by faith, not by his feelings.
It’s time to grow up. Make a deliberate, conscious choice to trust in the Lord always. Stop living by your feelings. Start living by faith.