In 2018, Stacy Edwards and her daughters were in a horrible accident caused by a lady running a red light at 45 MPH. While Stacy and her daughters walked away without serious injuries, the statement of the lady who ran the red light was confusing. The lady at fault made a statement, included on the police report, that she “felt like the light was green.” (Homelife, December 2018)
Can you imagine the look on Stacy’s face as she read what the lady had said? Her life was put in jeopardy because someone “felt like the light was green” instead of the fact the light was red.
While feelings matter, they do not trump facts. In the case of Stacy Edwards and her family, the facts were simple; their light was green and the cross-traffic light was red. When we rely on only our feelings, we risk putting ourselves in danger as well as others.
Take Ananias and Sapphira for example. I am sure that both felt their decision was justifiable. However, the fact was they were lying. The knew the truth, but possibly relied on feelings to guide their path to danger.
Consider these verses:
“Whoever trusts in his own mind is a fool, but he who walks in wisdom will be delivered.” (Proverbs 28.26)
“The way of a fool is right in his own eye, but a wise man listens to advice.” (Proverb 12.15)
Your feelings do matter, but we must remember our feelings do not trump facts. As Christians, the facts of spiritual life and given to us by God and we must live by them. (2 Peter 1.3)
Just some thoughts,