On “good days” or when we are “high” on some pleasant experience all seems well with the world. We may even have kindly thoughts about people who frequently bother us. On “bad days” or when we are experiencing nervous tension, worry or sadness, the world seems bleak and our thoughts may become negative, even paranoid. Neither view nor set of feelings reflect the world as it really is. On both good days and bad our outlook becomes distorted. How can we come to the truth?
The truth is in Jesus and in our harmony with Jesus’ mind and will. To escape the deceptions of self we need to leave the narrow limits of self and enter the larger world of Jesus’ understanding and love. We will still feel exhilaration or depression. Our human nature will still tingle or complain. Our spirits however will be free to find and embrace the truth in Jesus which is the abundance of God’s love.
Feelings come and go, Lord Jesus, but you are a constant friend and lover. I want to judge all things in the light of your truth. Show me your love so that I may be truly free. I give my heart to you.