Why are you down in the dumps, dear soul? Why are you crying the blues? Fix my eyes on God—soon I’ll be praising again. He puts a smile on my face. He’s my God”. Psalm 42:11 (MSG)
Emotions are funny things—they have a life of their own. One day you can be on top of the world so to speak, the next day feeling lower than low. Not that there is anything wrong with emotions, they are a God-given very important part of our make-up and character. They are just not always the best indicator of how life is actually going.
The good news is, the Holy Spirit has promised to lead and guide you into all truth. That is a more trustworthy measure of where things are now, and where and how they will end up. Your spirit man, the eternal part of you that connects to God, has access through the Holy Spirit to all you need to know.
You can always tell God how you are feeling—up or down, high or low—He is listening always and He understands. Then fix your eyes and your heart on His truth. Lean your head upon His chest, and listen as He speaks. I promise you when you see things from His perspective you are seeing things as they really are!
Beyond that, no matter how it feels right now, if you lean into His love, and listen to His voice, He will show you how they are going to be. Now that is something to smile about, treasured one, for your God sees you, and all things concerning you, with the eyes of promise and hope. And that is how He wants you to see things too!
Father, I confess that sometimes my emotions get the better of me. I can be ruled by what I feel, instead of grounded in what You say. I can be pushed and pulled by every wind and wave, instead, where You stand is rock solid, steadfast, and still!
I bring my thoughts, feelings, and emotions to You today Jesus, for guidance and for grace. Holy Spirit, thank You that You will lead me into all Truth—the truth of Who You are and what You are doing even now in ways I cannot see.
Break through for me God, in my thoughts and emotions, in my situations and circumstances. Let Your promises reign in every area of my life, for You are the only true and living God. Your love is a mountain of mighty strength!