When I was in high school, my dad always reminded me that when I was feeling down … to hold on tight because soon, I’d be feeling up again. And when I was feeling up … to hold on because soon, sure as sure, I’d feel down again.
It’s a good thing to remember. Because, indeed, feelings are transitory. And feelings, though they often feel heavy and overwhelming, are flouncy. And flimsy. And likely to take a turn.
This last week, I had a very feelings oriented week. Up and down. Down and up. Cried so hard my eyes hurt. Good thing I remembered the words of my father and had enough sense to ride it out.
Feelings cannot be trusted.
But God can be trusted.
(… the words of my Father.)