The Lie: If I feel something, it must be true.
- My feelings cannot always be trusted. They often have little to do with reality and can easily deceive me into believing things that are not true.
Psalm 119:29-30 “Keep me from deceitful ways; be gracious to me through your law. I have chosen the way of truth; I have set my heart on your laws.”
Jeremiah 17:9-10 “The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it? "I the LORD search the heart and examine the mind, to reward a man according to his conduct, according to what his deeds deserve."
- I must choose to reject any feelings that are not consistent with the Truth.
Psalm 56:3-4 “When I am afraid, I will trust in you. In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I will not be afraid. What can mortal man do to me?”
Philippians 4:8-9 “Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.”