There are very few things — if anything at all — more unreliable than our feelings. They are misleading and ever-changing. One minute, we can feel one way about a particular thing; and the next minute feel something completely different about that very same thing! The Word of God teaches us, however, that we can ask the Lord for wisdom when responding to our circumstances. But, when we ask, we cannot allow our “feelings” to fill us with doubt. James 1:7-8 warns:
"For truly, let not such a person imagine that he will receive anything he asks for from the Lord; for being as he is a man of two minds ... he is unstable and unreliable and uncertain about everything he thinks, feels, and decides" (Amplified Translation).
If we are not careful, our emotions will become a tool that the enemy can use to toss us "to and fro" like ships in the sea (Ephesians 4:14-15). Our feelings will tell us to bow down to fear, give up when the road gets tough, and make rash decisions that we later deeply regret. When we allow our feelings to control us, we become slaves to our emotions. When we get to the place where our spirit is in control, our emotions no longer determine how we react to people and situations.
The great Protestant reformer, Martin Luther, wrote:
Feelings come, and feelings go,
And feelings are deceiving,
My warrant is the Word of God,
Naught else is worth believing!