By James Metsger
By this we shall know that we are of the truth and reassure our hearts before him; for whenever our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and he knows everything. (1 John 3:19)
Sometimes I’ll think something is wrong in my marriage when nothing is wrong. It’s my own insecurity. Or maybe I simply miss the signals. Sometimes I’ll ask my sweet Melissa, “Are we good?”
She’ll smile and respond, “Yep.”
But I’ll still wonder so I’ll follow up my question with another, totally different question. “So, we’re good?”
She’ll smile and say, “Yes, James, we’re good.”
Still not fully convinced, I’ll ask one more time, “You’re sure we’re good?”
She’ll smile. “James, we’re good, but if you ask me one more time if we’re good we’re not going to be good.” We’ll laugh.
I’m slow and sometimes need to be reassured. Maybe you’re like me. Have you wondered if you’re good with God? Maybe you’ve wondered if he’s mad at you or ready to drop the hammer on you. Or maybe you doubt his love or his presence.
Do you know how you can know if you’re good with God?
Listen to the Word and don’t let your emotions run the show. Just like my instincts can run amuck in the what ifs, my heart can mislead me. It can’t always be trusted. There’s something more trustworthy than my fickle feelings—God’s spoken word.
Instead of following your heart, remember that what God says is always true above what you feel.
Reflect: How do you respond to fickle feelings in faith?