trust what you know

i was told by Jesus, all is well
so all must be well.
—mumford & sons in “below my feet” 

a few days ago, i encouraged you to not follow your heart.

so, what should we follow? what do we trust?

i think the answer might be simple: trust what you know.

several times over these last two months, i have felt beyond forgiveness. i have felt as though God’s grace, although good, was not good enough to cover my sins. perhaps everyone else’s, but not my own. i have felt hopeless. i have felt alone. i have felt forgotten.

and i have had to, time and again, remind myself that my feelings are deceptive. i can’t trust them, because i can’t trust their source: my heart. 

instead, i must trust what i know. as the quote above states, if Jesus says all is well…even though i may not feel that way, i have to trust what i know. i know Jesus. and i know Jesus’ words are true.

trusting what we know moves us beyond the realm of the selfishness of our feelings.

this goes for all of us.

if you don’t feel like God hears your prayers, trust what you know.
if you don’t feel like God has forgiven your sins, trust what you know.
if you don’t feel like you’re good enough, trust what you know.
if you don’t feel like anyone cares, trust what you know.
if you don’t feel like God is present, trust what you know.
if you don’t feel like you’re lovable, trust what you know.
if you don’t feel like God is enough, trust what you know.
if you don’t feel like God is helping you, trust what you know.
if you don’t feel like anything is under control, trust what you know.

how do you feel today? can you trust it? 

when you begin to feel a certain way, please make sure it aligns with what you know of God, his character, and his word. what you know of God trumps how you feel about anything. every time.

“when my soul is in the dumps, i rehearse everything i know of you…”
psalm 42:6 (msg) 

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