April 29

They said to each other, “Did not our hearts burn within us while he talked to us on the road, while he opened to us the Scriptures?”

Luke 24:32 ESV

I told you one way to recognize Satan’s voice. Here’s one way you can recognize God speaking to you: their hearts burned within them.

While we aren’t to submit to our feelings, for instance fear doesn’t get to make decisions for you, God does use physical feelings to get across a point at times.

If feelings of depression or anxiety come, seek the Lord. That can be a sign there is some sin. Your spirit isn’t at peace. Don’t deal with the feelings. Deal with God and the thoughts that led you there. The feelings will follow.

In this story, the disciples are sad. Why? They were told Jesus had risen from the dead and found the tomb empty. We can be so dense.

We can’t say that we shouldn’t feel sad, but we can take any feelings to God and let Him deal with them. We’ve already read Psalm 30 about God turning mourning into dancing. There may be a time of weeping, but joy follows for the believer.

Psalm 100 today is a Psalm of praise and thanksgiving. I like to say giving thanks is the antidote. Whatever the problem, finding heartfelt thanks is a good choice (read Psalms to help).