At last Job spoke, and he cursed the day of his birth. He said: “Let the day of my birth be erased, and the night I was conceived. - Job 3:1-3 (NLT)
Job faced every feeling and dealt with intense amounts of depression and sadness, guilt, fear, and anxiety. Leaving or losing something or someone can bring us to a place where feelings consume and control us. Job felt feelings so strongly that he cursed his birth, but Job’s story didn’t end at His feelings.
What’s your story when your feelings get the best of you? Do you throw in the towel and move onto something different or do you hold onto the spiritual things in your life because they are more significant than your feelings? A famous quote from the church that surfaces from time to time is from Nate Carr. “Don’t tell me what you feel, tell me what the Word says.”
I’m here to tell you today that when you grab hold of what is spiritual and ride out your feelings, they will begin to fade. There is a blessing waiting for you. Cling to God and wade through the feelings and watch God open doors and speak to you like never before. When you choose the eternal over the temporal, God will show up in the temporal. It’s hard to see what God is doing when we deal with the temporal with a worldly perspective, controlled by our feelings. You are going to choose the spiritual today, and I’m excited to hear testimonies of how God showed up when you held onto the spiritual and outlasted your feelings.
God, I choose you today, and I pray that you will give me the eyes to see the feelings I’m battling with and cling to the spiritual. Speak to me today Lord for I am listening. Amen.