Feelings are an interesting creation. They can be good, they can be bad. One interesting thing about feel though, at least in this world, is that they don’t last forever. Sure, that jittery feels after coming back from Sentosa (tourist attraction) might translate into post-Sentosa depression, but after a while, these feels fade. That sense of motivation and sense of direction after a church camp will fade into post-camp depression when we don’t help one another live to our decisions to change our lives.
Faith, on the other hand, has nothing to do with emotion, but eyes on Christ that He will make all things right. Faith takes the focus off self and onto Christ. It is possible to have feel in faith if those feels point us to Christ. Firm faith in Christ lasts in spite of fading feels. Believe it or not, our faith won’t last, because many a time this faith is in anything but the Creator. How long can we have faith before we can no longer bear it?
It’s not about faith or feel, but the Creator of both. He gives faith, He gives feelings. Faith usually lasts longer than feel, but never let faith or feel become the object of adoration. They are signs to point us to the Creator. The beauty of varying emotions and expressions thereof as well as the firmness of unshakable faith that testifies to His unshakable nature.
“From my heart to the heavens, Jesus be the centre.” -Israel Houghton
You may feel good when the day is over or shit when you’ve messed up, but always keep your head up, or even better, let Him lift your head, to fix your eyes on the author and perfector of your faith. He has all things in His control and will make it all turn out for your good in the end.
Don’t you worry, child!