We Live by Faith, Not by Feelings

We Live by Faith, Not by Feelings

Shortly after I became a believer, I still lived by my feelings rather than my faith. I doubted my salvation because it didn’t feel real. I struggled to believe that God still loved me when I sinned because I couldn’t feel his love. I often gave into my sins because it felt better than obedience. My worship time was completely regulated by my feelings as well—if I felt near to God, then I had worshipped effectively and rightly.

Do you live by your feelings? Do you live in a similar way that I did? If so, we need to consider what God’s Word has to say about our feelings, and what living by faith actually looks like.

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How to Assure Our Hearts When We Doubt

How to Assure Our Hearts When We Doubt

“Doubt” is the perfect word to character my young, Christian faith. Before I was saved, I lived as a false convert, continually haunted by doubts of my salvation—which in turn led me to striveto keep my favoredstanding before God with works. When I became a Christian and recognized that salvation is by faith alone because of God’s grace, I still struggled with doubt. My legalistic ways were difficult to let go of. I doubted that God could truly love a wretch like me, and could continue to love me despite my sin.

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