Emotions must fall into line
With all the straight heart will believe,
Patience works it’s way in time
Feeling what has been received.
The bluff and lies of satan’s breath
Contradict the Holy Spirit
And bring the nose a smell of death
Preventing those who want to live it.
The Kingdom now is deep within
Experienced through our lenses
For focus and belief are twins
In training up our senses.
Then feelings after all agree
With faith known at the start
Aligned emotions and the seen
From the grateful heart.
And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope. Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us. (Romans 5:3-5 NKJV)
And these are the ones by the wayside where the word is sown. When they hear, Satan comes immediately and takes away the word that was sown in their hearts. These likewise are the ones sown on stony ground who, when they hear the word, immediately receive it with gladness; and they have no root in themselves, and so endure only for a time. Afterward, when tribulation or persecution arises for the word’s sake, immediately they stumble. (Mark 4:15-17 NKJV)
Feelings of unbelief lie to is. If we have a heart of hope, eventually, our senses align to the truth. A heart of hope is a straight or believing heart that continues in hope despite the lying feelings. Eventually, the senses feel what the heart believes. We can have a heart of hope despite the feelings because God’s love means His best will be manifested in our lives in the end; as He defines it. This is it what it means to “train our senses”, or have our “senses exercised”…
But solid food belongs to those who are of full age, that is, those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil. (Hebrews 5:14 NKJV)
One more thing…maturity is not head knowledge, but a person who trains their senses to recognise when a thought or emotion and feeling is contrary to the Word of truth sown in their heart.