God Understands Our Emotions, But Our Emotions Don’t Understand God.
I’ve spent a lot of my career as a therapist telling people that their thoughts and emotions are important... because they are.
So many people have been wounded by a childhood where their emotions weren’t important, were brushed aside, or were even shamed.
I remind people that we have a God who not only cares about our feelings, but He actually experiences them with us.
He’s so compassionate, and He has a perfect understanding of why we feel the way we do.
Yet, sometimes it’s our thoughts and emotions that make us feel like God isn’t who He says He is.
Grief that makes us wonder how a good God could let this happen.
Rejection that makes us question if we are really worthy of love.
Betrayal that makes us feel like no one can be trusted, even God.
Loneliness that leaves us feeling like there is no point to our life.
Shame that makes us want to hide, because we could never be accepted.
Sometimes these emotions are extremely difficult to talk ourselves out of. They feel consuming and honestly, they feel true.
I say this with so much love, but...
When it come to the truth of who God is, our thoughts and feelings don’t matter.
I mean they matter because God cares, but they don’t matter in the sense that they don’t change what’s true about Him.
God doesn’t waver even an inch, whether we feel like He is a loving or punishing Father.
He doesn’t change His promises whether we feel like He is faithful or not.
He’s so much bigger than our human brains could ever comprehend.
So yeah, our thoughts and feelings don’t matter when it comes to God’s truth, because they don’t have a say in who God is.
And honestly? Praise the Lord that they don’t.
Because if our thoughts and emotions could change the truth about God... yikes.
He is the rock.
Unmovable and unshakable.
He completely understands our emotion, but we need to remember that our emotions do not understand God.
They don’t know what He knows. They can’t see what He sees.
As convincing as emotions might be, remember that His truth stands.
You are loved.
He is faithful.
~Kelli Bachara, The Unraveling Blog