It is one of the ironies of life that change is constant. Our reaction to change can cause emotional change within ourselves. How does this relate to our experience of God where, as we grow in faith, we experience changes in our understanding of his love and goodness?
As I write this, I am aware that I write about what is driving my inner self. Over the past few weeks I have in different ways been asking myself the above questions.
How do I answer.
In the old testament God would instruct his prophets that if he gave them instructions to deliver the message, that was what they were responsible for. They were not responsible for outcomes.
Taking that and applying it to personal encounters with people, the other person is responsible for their part, but I am responsible for my reaction.
Regarding my faith the bible is clear that ‘Jesus Christ is the same today and forever’. (Hebrews 13:8). My emotions cannot change Christ’s love for me.