The Enemy wants us to believe that if we feel unloved, we are unloved. If we feel God has deserted us, then perhaps He has let us down.
But feelings aren't always reliable. It doesn't take much to put our feelings on an upswing - a sunny day, a nice compliment. But when the clouds roll in or we put on a couple of pounds, we easily fall into emotional lows.
Instead, we have to constantly bring our minds and thoughts back to the truth. God is good, whether I feel like He is or not. God loves me, whether I feel loved or not. Through faith in the shed blood of Jesus Christ on my behalf, I am forgiven, whether I feel forgiven or not. God will never leave me or forsake me; He is with me all the time, even when I feel alone and forsaken.
If we want to walk in freedom, we must realize our emotions aren't necessarily trustworthy and be willing to reject any feelings not consistent with the truth.
-- Nancy Leigh DeMoss, excerpted from June 2014 Daily Reflections