Devotion taken from Streams In The Desert, compiled by Mrs. Charles E. Cowman
“The just shall live by faith.” (Hebrews 10:38)
Seemings and feelings are often substituted for faith. Pleasurable emotions and deep satisfying experiences are part of the Christian life, but they are not all of it. Trials, conflicts, battles and testings lie along the way, and are not be be counted as misfortunes, but rather as part of our necessary discipline.
In all these varying experiences we are to reckon on Christ dwelling in the heart, regardless of our feelings if we are walking obediently before Him. Here is where many get into trouble; they try to walk by feeling rather than by faith.
One of the saints tells us that it seemed as though God had withdrawn Himself from her. His mercy seemed clean gone. For six weeks her desolation lasted, and then the…
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