By Faith, Not Feelings
I shall not die, I can, I do, believe in the LORD my God, and this faith will keep me alive.
I would be numbered among those who in their lives are just; but even if I were perfect I would not try to live by my righteousness;
I would cling to the work of the LORD Jesus and still live by faith in Him and by nothing else. If I were able to give my body to be burned for my LORD Jesus, yet I would not trust in my own courage and constancy, but still would live by faith.
Were I a martyr at the stake
I'd plead my Saviour's name;
Intreat a pardon for His sake,
And urge no other claim.
To live by faith is a far surer and happier thing than to live by feelings
or by works, The branch, by living in the vine, lives a better life
than it would live by itself, even if it were possible for it to live at
all apart from the stem. To live by clinging to Jesus, by deriving all
from Him, is a sweet and sacred thing. If even the most just must live
in this fashion, how much more must I who am a poor sinner! LORD, I believe. I must trust Thee wholly. What else can I do? Trusting Thee is my life....
"The just shall live by faith" (Romans 1:17).
17 God's approval is revealed in this Good News. This approval begins and ends with faith as Scripture says, "The person who has God's approval will live by faith."
Hebrews 11:1 & 6>>
1 Faith assures us of things we expect and convinces us of the existence of things we cannot see.
6 No one can please God without faith. Whoever goes to God must believe that God exists and that he rewards those who seek him.