One of the advantages we have as believers is that we have the Word of God as a resource to bring emotional stability to our lives. Mastering our emotions is impossible without His Word; the world cannot do this because it does not have this resource. Without the wisdom gained from God on this, all we can do is simply cope with our feelings, not dominate them. Living life by our emotions is bound to cause us to struggle. We must not base our feelings on our physical senses, because our emotions can change according to transitory appearances. True wisdom is letting our faith in God’s Word, instead of our feelings, govern our lives. Confidently knowing what He says to us in this area, instead of having to rely on our emotions at the moment, puts us in emotional control.