Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the Lord your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you. Deuteronomy 31:6
How many emotions are swirling around inside you? In the old days, we were taught human personalities were composed of six emotions that mixed together, like primary colors, to create a range of feelings. A study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America suggests that there are 27 basic emotions. The list is too long to print here, but it includes: amusement, anxiety, awe, boredom, calmness, disgust, envy, excitement, fear, horror, sadness, and sympathy.
Our emotions can overwhelm us, but we shouldn’t let them overwhelm the truth of God. When you experience fear, sadness, anxiety, or confusion, turn your attention to the Word of God. There are two chapters in the Bible, Deuteronomy 31 and Joshua 1, in which the Lord tells us again and again: “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”
These are good chapters to read when your emotions are giving you trouble. Listen to your Father more than to your feelings!
You should not believe your feelings more than the Word which the Lord preaches to you. Martin Luther
Bible Prophecy – Happening Now with Jack Hibbs and Amir Tsarfati (September 2020)