Feelings vs. Facts

by Sandra Allen Lovelace  @SandraALovelace  #WallflowerWomen  #TimetobeYOU!

The weight loss is real and a shock. There’s no explanation. My mind scurries in countless directions, searching for answers. Without a reasonable explanation, my imagination spins ever-wilder possibilities. When the scale hits a number not seen since high school, near panic strikes and my breath is short. What now?

Maybe a distraction bomb hit your life recently too, or a discouragement barrier of some sort halted progress on a project. Even with Jesus as a friend and traveling companion, you suddenly find yourself unable to figure out what’s happening as life seems to spin out of control. You get it. Right?

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It’s taken some time, but light is shining into the dark of my mystery—not about the weight loss yet, but about losing track of my self. When all else fails and nothing makes sense, a key to finding peace is a choice we get to make. Feelings can be strong and convincing, but they’re also uncertain and shifting. Yes, we need to sort them out, not let them run us amok.

We also need to rely on what’s true. With that secure foundation, our world comes back into focus and we can find our footing. When I remembered God knows about my weight, even orchestrated the situation, my heart calmed. Knowing He is good, has my best at heart, and will be beside me no matter the test results or whatever comes, rest is returning.

You will keep in perfect peace
those whose minds are steadfast,
because they trust in you.  Isaiah 26:3*

When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;
And when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you.
When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned;
The flames will not set you ablaze.  Isaiah 43:2

Anxiety comes from many sources, in all shapes and sizes.
Where do you turn when it appears, to how you feel or what you know?

Heaven rules,



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