“For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what he already has?”(Romans 8:24) INDEED, “We live by faith, not by sight.”(2 Cor. 5:7)
Pardon me for being childish here. You should also forgive my intelligent for saying here something rather elementary about how God delivers us from living by our feelings and leads us into the state of living by faith.
Psychologically, feeling pay off, somehow the mental assurance of outcomes. For example, when you first find the Saviour, you cannot but be happy. Everything is so wonderful, and everything is so new! But this feeling passes, and then what do you think? Because you are not as joyful as when you were first saved, have you lost your spirituality? Certainly not! To think so is to display a serious misunderstanding of Christian experience. A simple illustration will help us. I lose a wrist watch. When I find it, I am very happy. After six or seven days, I am no longer as happy as I was. After a few more days that happiness may have entirely gone.
What happened? My watch has not been lost again. All that I have lost is the feelings I had at the time of finding it. This is the Christian life. We don’t look for things that can be seen but for things that can’t be seen. Things that can be seen are only temporary. But things that can’t be seen last forever. (2 Cor. 4:18)
CONFESS AS FOLLOWS:
I take the shield of faith and I quench every fiery dart that the wicked one brings against me. I am a doer of the Word of God and am blessed in my deeds. (Eph. 6:16; James 1:22)