Feelings Versus Truth about Your New Creation? Yes, you may live embroiled in feelings versus Truth, but you don’t have to.
“I don’t feel like a new creation,” Kathleen told me. I looked at her for a couple of minutes and said, “Your feelings don’t determine the Truth of God’s Word.”
I continued, “The Bible says in 2 Corinthians 5:17, ‘If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation’ (English Standard Version). Since you are a Christian, you are a new creation.”
Perhaps like Kathleen, you also struggle with feelings versus Truth. However, your feelings are just that, feelings. They don’t have the power to change the Truth of God’s Word.”
You may feel overwhelmed with feelings of shame, fear, or regret. That same Bible passage, 2 Corinthians 5:17, goes on to say, “The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.” You can shed those old feelings of shame, fear, or regret.
Give God the old negative feelings, and thank him that you don’t have to live with them.
Remember, the new has come. Embrace the Truth of God’s Word. You are a new creation in Christ. You don’t need to be crippled by things of the past that you did or didn’t do. You don’t need to be doubled over in pain because of things you said or didn’t say in the past.
Talk about the perfect gift. This Bible promise is it. If you are a Christian, the old has gone because God has forgiven you of all your sins—past, present, and future. You have a relationship with God the Father because of Jesus’ death on the cross. You are family.
The enemy of your soul wants you caught up in negative feelings. He wants you to live imprisoned with condemnation. God doesn’t condemn you. He loves you and forgives you. He offers you a new life. Embrace it.
2 Corinthians 5:17: Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.” (ESV)!
Prayer: Dear God, help me to get out of the battle of feelings versus Truth. Help me accept your beautiful gift to me of being a new creation in Christ. Amen.
How soon will you leave the battle of your feelings versus Truth and live as the new creation you are? God promised you this.
Copyright © by Yvonne Ortega XII.XVIII.MMXVII