My Feelings Are Not God

“My feelings are not God. God is God. My feelings do not define truth. God’s Word defines truth. My feelings are echoes and responses to what my mind perceives. And sometimes — many times — my feelings are out of sync with the truth. When that happens — and it happens every day in some measure — I try not to bend the truth to justify my imperfect feelings, but rather, I plead with God: Purify my perceptions of your truth and transform my feelings so that they are in sync with the truth.”

—John Piper in
“Finally Alive”

My prayer this week: Dear God, in the chaos and uncertainty of the times in which we’re living, please help me remember that you and your Word are the source of truth, and that you, alone, are my compass in the midst of any storm. My feelings may waver, my emotions may falter, but you, dear Lord, never fail.