Tozer Devotional

Thu, March 08, 2018

Reality and Emotions

Our Lord will never have to send a message to us, saying, "I am not feeling well today; therefore, I shall not be dealing with you today on the same basis as I dealt with you yesterday."

You may not be feeling well physically today. Have you learned to be thankful anyhow and to rejoice in the promises of God? God's eternal blessings do not depend on how you feel today. If my eternal hope rested on how I felt physically, I might as well begin packing for a move to some other region! Even if I do not feel heavenly, my feelings in no way change my heavenly hope and prospect.

I dare not relate even a fraction of my faith and hope to my emotions of the moment and to how I feel today. My eternal hope depends on God's well being — on whether God Himself is able to make good on His promises. And about that there is no doubt.

Now that I have brought up the subject of our human emotions, I should add this further word. I do not know how familiar you are with the ways of God and the tender movings of His Spirit. But I will tell you this quite frankly: God does not play on our emotions to bring us to the point of spiritual decision.

Verse

But God drags away the mighty by his power; though they become established, they have no assurance of life. He may let them rest in a feeling of security, but his eyes are on their ways. Job 24:22-23

Thought

We can't trust our emotions. We may feelsecure and, in reality, be very insecure. On the other hand, we may feel insecure and be extremely secure. Emotions fluctuate and may be wholly unrelated to reality. It is our option to fully trust God and His promises no matter how we feel.

Prayer

Father, when I trust You I am on solid ground no matter what my feelings may be.

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A. W. Tozer, a modern day prophet, was a key figure in The Christian and Missionary Alliance. His legacy reaches through time and has impacted countless millions. A prolific author and pastor, Tozer was known for his emphasis on the deeper life movement. His message, informed as it was by A.B. Simpson the founder of The Alliance, brought the missionary call to a massive audience. A series of his sermons are available as audio files.

bookHis books have been published around the world and in many languages. This devotional was compiled from the Jesus, Our Man in Glory Chapter 8 - Jesus, Keeper of God's Promises

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