Question:

Hello,

I really need your help. Every day I go off and pray. Sometimes I feel Jesus and it feels great, but other times I don't feel Him and I become worried. I'm confused whether I am going on the right path or not. When I don't feel him I think He is mad at me. I feel like I am going I circles. Please help.

Thank you.


Answer:

"Now by this we know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments. He who says, "I know Him," and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. But whoever keeps His word, truly the love of God is perfected in him. By this we know that we are in Him. He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk just as He walked" (I John 2:3-6).

You know whether you are walking the right path based on knowledge, not feelings. Right now you are basing your faith on what you feel and not on what God said. "So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God" (Romans 10:17). But the Bible says that feelings are an unreliable guide. "He who trusts in his own heart is a fool, but whoever walks wisely will be delivered" (Proverbs 28:26).