If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. John 8:32
Feelings are like the sea, constantly swirling and shifting, whether in small waves or monumental ones. Every sailor knows the sea can change at a moment’s notice. Thankfully God’s Word does not change or shift. He is unchanging, like an anchor, a rock, or secure fortress.
When we use our emotions as barometers of truth, we swing from side to side and every issue becomes a matter of personal preference and opinion. God invites us into the security and truth found in His Word. We are invited to embrace God and His Word because they bring life and freedom.
God’s truth sets us free from deception, discouragement, and doubt. The life of Jesus, God’s Word in the flesh, reassures us that His truth brings healing and life. As we draw close to Christ and nourish our souls, minds, and hearts with His Word, we discover the freedom we crave.
The remedy for discouragement is the Word of God. When you feed your heart and mind with its truth, you regain your perspective and find renewed strength. Warren Wiersbe
The Freedom of True Discipleship (John 8:31-36)