It is easy to become confused and disoriented when the earth’s horizon cannot be seen. I vividly recall the uneasy feeling that airplane was flying at an uncomfortably steep bank when, in fact, the instruments indicated that the plane was tracking along on a straight and level course. So, what does the pilot trust? Senses? Or instruments? Pilots who rely upon their senses rather than instruments are unlikely to see another birthday.
The Bible teaches that we are saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ. Salvation is a free gift. Salvation cannot be earned. We are saved by placing our trust in Jesus as Savior (Ephesians 2:8, 9). To repent of our sins means that we change directions. When we turn to Jesus, we turn away from sin. Feelings and emotions have nothing to do with salvation. People often say, “I trust in Jesus as my Savior, but I don’t feel saved.” Forget about feelings…what does the Bible say?
Let us consider the Bible as our instrument panel. Emotions and feelings can be like thick, billowy clouds that block our vision. So what do you trust? Your feelings? Or the Bible? Are your feelings infallible? No, they are not, but the Bible is infallible. You can trust God’s word. You cannot always trust your feelings.
If you have placed your faith In Jesus as Savior, you are saved. Period. If you listen to those tiny voices of doubt of give thought to false feelings, you will place yourself into a tailspin.
“This is the control tower speaking! Get your head out of the clouds and study your instrument panel!”