When we are in an unhealthy state physically or emotionally, we always want thrills. -Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest, July 20.
The truth saves me from severe mistakes, now that I recognize the truth and can recall it, state it, even though I don’t necessarily “feel” it. Even when I’m an emotional and physical wreck, I know the truth: God is there, right with me, and He has the perfect plan, all the details handled, and everything is times perfectly.
(8b) I have had a change of heart;
My compassion is stirred!
9 I will not vent the full fury of My anger;
I will not turn back to destroy Ephraim.
For I am God and not man,
the Holy One among you;
I will not come in rage.
10 They will follow the Lord;
He will roar like a lion.
When He roars,
His children will come trembling from the west.
11 They will be roused like birds from Egypt
and like doves from the land of Assyria.
Then I will settle them in their homes.
This is the Lord’s declaration.
12 Ephraim surrounds me with lies,
the house of Israel, with deceit.
Judah still wanders with God
and is faithful to the holy ones.