Many Christians today seem to have adopted that song as a way of life. Listen to some people talk and count how many times they use the phrase, "I feel." In certain cases, you might need a calculator. When did we as Christians opt out of living according to truth? When did we decide that living by our feelings was the way to go? The Bible certainly doesn't teach that kind of life.
Living by feelings is like a kite. A kite goes where the wind blows it — up and down, back and forth, here, there, and all around. Forget stability. If you live by “Feelings, nothing more than feelings…”, then strap on your seatbelt, because you are in for one crazy ride.
Living by feelings is like getting on one of those simulated rides at a theme park. The last (and I do mean last!) simulated ride I went on made me feel like I was falling. Actually, I was in a room, sitting in a chair, bolted to the floor. Nothing about the experience was true. I wasn’t falling, but I sure felt it! This brings up another point: feelings can be deceptive, so be careful. They can lead you to draw faulty conclusions. They can lead to wrong choices. They can divide the best of friends.
Try reasoning with a person who lives by their feelings. It's about as easy as picking up a handful of water or a fistful of jello. It cannot be done, because there is no objectivity, no substance, nothing tangible. When you try reasoning with them, they pull out the trump card which abruptly ends all rational conversation, “but I feel…”.
I believe the Spirit awakened me at 4:11am on this Sunday morning to tell you that life cannot be lived successfully when it’s based on “Feelings, nothing more than feelings…” Try it and you will drive yourself and everyone else around you crazy.
As believers, we are called to live according to truth and faith. Deuteronomy 8:3 says we live according to the Word of God which is absolute truth. Galatians states the timeless principle for Christian living, “The just shall live by faith.” Everything must be subjected to those twin towers of the Christian life. If my feelings are inconsistent with God’s Word, and if they run contrary to the Christian faith, then they are wrong no matter how right they may feel.
Feelings are fickle. God’s Word is final. I urge you to avoid the disastrous route of living life by “Feelings, nothing more than feelings…” There is a better way -
Than Jesus' blood and righteousness
I dare not trust the sweetest frame
But wholly lean on Jesus' name
On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand
All other ground is sinking sand