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On the cross, Jesus paid the price that was ours to pay. Our sins are forgiven and we have eternal life. But sometimes the devil still causes us feel guilty. He uses our fickle feelings, our feelings that change with every shift of the wind, to make us fall once again under the burden that Jesus took from us. How do we live in God’s truth and not by our feelings?

 

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Fickle Feelings – Not Feeling Forgiven

Sometimes after prayer, when I come before God and have confessed my sins to Him and laid it all at the foot of the cross, Satan wants me to forget the truth of redemption and I will continue to feel that burden of my sin.

You see when I have confessed and claimed God’s Word that says…

“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
1 John 1:9 ESV

…Satan will immediately go after my feelings and make me feel like I didn’t do enough. Like I wasn’t yet forgiven.


 

The enemy makes me feel like I am still carrying that sin, causing me to focus on my feelings instead of the truth of God’s WordFickle Feelings - Jesus Paid the Price 3.

 

 

Satan wants me to feel that somehow I haven’t done enough, as though forgiveness was in my own hands.

It is a lie and it is a damaging one at that because it seeks to minimize the work of the cross and puts the focus on me instead. It seeks to make me strive to achieve my own forgiveness.

 

 

The Power of the Word Over Our Fickle Feelings

Satan deals in feelings and feelings are fickle; they can change on a dime!

 

 

God’s WordFickle Feelings - Jesus Paid the Price 5 has the power to defeat the lies of the enemy!

It doesn’t matter how I feel after I have confessed sin. What matters is what God says about it. What matters is what Jesus does with it.

He takes ALL my sin, ALL my shame and makes me as white as snow!


You see, by making me feel unforgiven, Satan keeps those sins in my mind and in my spirit. God has forgotten them.  His WordFickle Feelings - Jesus Paid the Price 7 says in Psalm 103:12:

as far as the east is from the west,
    so far does he remove our transgressions from us.” ESV

 

They are dead…buried! Jesus paid the priceFickle Feelings - Jesus Paid the Price 9!

By making us feel unforgiven, Satan ensures we keep resurrecting them! Jesus buried them and we keep digging them up!

Satan attempts to keep us from living in victory and instead living in burden and shame.

 

 

The Lies of the Devil

He is a liar! He is the father of lies! And our feelings DO lie!

Our fickle feelings change! God is constant! His grace and His mercy are constant in our lives!

I don’t need to feel forgiven. I just need to focus on God’s truthFickle Feelings - Jesus Paid the Price 11 and my feelings will get in line with that as long as I keep focused on His promises!


If I confessed my sin, He IS faithful and just to forgive me and cleanse me of ALL…not some but ALL…unrighteousness. Jesus paid the price already! It is done! It is finished!

By standing on His truth and not relying on your own fickle feelings, it WILL change how you feel and your spirit will line up with it. His truth defeats all lies!

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Scripture quotations are from The ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

 

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Diane is a wife and mom, a Jewish believer in Yeshua (Jesus) and yes, a blogger. In addition to owning Worth Beyond Rubies, she also co-owns other sites such as Faithful CEOs which helps Christian bloggers and businesses, Hot Flashy Faith which is a site for women over 40 and everything important to them, and Women of Worth Café another site for Christian women with Bible studies, devotions and the Jewish roots of the faith. Diane lives in BEAUTIFUL Northwestern Connecticut and when she is not blogging, you will find her spending time with her husband and kiddos out on their little mini-farm.

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    Aryn The Libraryan
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    As a highly sensitive introvert, satan is good at using my feelings. Everything becomes a bigger deal that in should. I’m practicing using the Scriptures to rewrite the internal conversation. Intentionally bringing key verses to mind in the battle points.

    Robert
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    Thanks for this. I know all too well how I can get into a weird head space when I focus on my feelings instead of God’s word. It’s as if I’m suddenly looking through a distorted lens and everything feels off, and then I subsequently perceive everything else through those same lens. This can have an effect on the whole of our lives which can lead to so many wrong thoughts and even alter the course of our lives. I actually wrote a post a while ago on interpreting our lives correctly through God’s eyes rather than through our own… Read more »

    Brittany
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    I really need to remember this. It is so easy for me to ask God for forgiveness then pick my sins right back up and wear them with guilt. That is not God, and I need to put that somewhere where I can see it over and over. I must stay connected to God so I hear His voice louder than anyone else’s – even my own.

    Andrew Restrepo @ TheRoadToEmmaus.ca
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    Thanks for writing this post. What you talk about here is one of the main premises of why I even started blogging: God’s word is true and unshakable but our emotions are flimsy and often built on falsehood. God bless you! You’re sharing awesome content on here.

    Kristin Cook
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    YESSSSS! This is so true. I grew up in a church that put a lot of emphasis on the way you feel. But then I realized that Satan often uses our fickle feelings to keep us from focusing on the truths of God that we find in His word.

    Terri
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    This is SO timely for me! I’m sharing this with a group of teens I’m working with- we were just discussing that our thoughts cause our feelings and so we have to discern who those thoughts are coming from. Satan is a liar and constantly feeding us lies. Thanks for sharing!

    Mama
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    Ugh. Satan is soooo good at using my feelings against me. Thank you for this post. I needed it this week!

    Bailey
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    Bailey

    Diane, Thank you for the reminder that He paid it all and that I need to trust HIM not my unreliable feelings.

    Lisa
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    Thank you for such a wonderful message. I’ve always struggled with assurance of salvation because of this very thing. I have had to learn that my feelings are fickle, and that to examine myself I need only to trust in the Truth of God’s word and not my feelings. There are lots of days where I feel spiritually on fire for God and other days where I just don’t feel God’s presence–and it’s these kind of days that make me feel somehow unsaved. Feelings change, but Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever (Heb 13:8).

    Aimee Imbeau
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    I love this post, Diane. We count way too much on our feelings. I’ve written about that quite a few times myself. Thanks for sharing on Grace & Truth. I’ll be sharing this on Social Media!

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    Barbara Harper
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    This is a blessed truth, that God’s Word and ways are true and unchanging no matter what our feelings.

    Michele Morin
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    Good timing no this post–a day in which I had already resolved to talk to myself (about truth!) more than I listen to myself.

    Susan Nelson
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    Got me. I have a tendency to beat myself up over past sins. I’ve even written a blog post about it – Stop peeking into your old box of sins, God has already forgiven you! Thanks for this poignant reminder!

    Yvonne Chase
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    My brother Dalton who is in Heaven shared a nugget of wisdom with me that is forever etched in brain. He said, “We cannot live our lives by our fickle feelings. We must live by the truth of God’s word that never changes. You can’t trust your feelings but you can trust God.” He loved Jesus and trusted Jesus with every fiber of his being. What an excellent example of a godly man…

    Rebecca Hastings
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    I have come a long with with trusting God rather than my feelings, but there are some that are so deeply rooted. When there is the tiniest opportunity, Satan uses that to bring me right back to my feelings. I’m grateful God doesn’t give up.

    Beth
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    This is such great encouragement, Diane! And so often we forget it when our “feelings” take us in the wrong direction. But we don’t have to let those feelings dictate where we go or what we think, nor do we need to let Satan trick us into feeling condemned. I needed this today! So thank you for this powerful reminder! Pinning!

    Lauren Renee Sparks
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    Thanks for these truths amidst Satan’s lies. laurensparks.net

    Donna Reidland
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    Feelings can be strong and seem so real, can’t they? But they can and will lead us astray. We must continue to stand on God’s Word and His principles. Thanks for a powerful reminder!

    Lynn
    Guest

    So true. God created our minds, and He knows when we feel like we failed we grow heavy with shame and guilt making it hard to change and do better.