Our feelings can show us what we’re really believing under the surface. We can rely on our flesh or we can depend on Christ. We can choose our feelings and false beliefs or we can choose God’s truth.
As those who have committed our hearts to Christ, we can still feel the conflict between our bent for self-reliance and our desire to walk free in the Spirit. Sometimes this conflict rages undetected, wearing at our souls and draining the energy right out of our hearts. Over time, we discover there is a world of difference between knowing with our minds and truly knowing in the depths of our beliefs and experience. Knowledge without going through the crucible of experience does not fully penetrate the depths of our soul knowledge.
Do you like you? This question pries open emotions I’d rather pretend aren’t there.The fears of our flesh are building a shaky identity on what we can accomplish. The longing to prove we are adequate, valuable,and loved lurks beneath the surface of all our trying.
When God searches our souls He uncovers the things holding us back and pulling us in. He puts His finger on our soul struggles.