Feelings or Conviction!
by Lexie B. Ray
I read of a helicopter pilot who flew from an aircraft carrier in the Pacific who told the following story.
He said, “I was flying the helicopter back to the ship when a blinding fog rolled in. Flying at a low altitude, I knew that a single mistake would plunge my crew and me into the ocean.
Worse yet, I was experiencing a complete loss of balance, which is common for pilots flying by instruments. This loss of balance was so bad that despite the instrument readings I was certain that I was lying on my side.
For 15 minutes, I flew the helicopter by its instruments, fighting the urge to turn it according to my feeling. When we finally broke out safely through the fog, I was deeply thankful I had been trained to rely upon my instruments, rather than on my feelings.”
That is what people who live by faith do – they remember that feelings can be misleading, but the truths in God’s word are reliable, trust-worthy, and consistent. The Christian life, like walking on water, is humanly impossible. It can only be lived through the power of the Jesus Christ.
Storms are going to come. When you’re in a storm with the wind raging and the waves pounding, and you feel like you’re sinking, remember this: the same Lord who allows the storm can still the storm!
Copied from: Sound Doctrine, Fairdealing church of Christ
My SOURCE: The Pilot Oak Flier, 3/22/09