For many years in my own pilgrimage of seeking to come to a place of trusting God at all times…I was a prisoner to my feelings. I mistakenly thought I could not trust God unless I felt like trusting Him (which I almost never did in times of adversity). Now I am learning that trusting God is first of all a matter of the will and is not dependent on my feelings. I choose to trust God, and my feelings eventually follow…If we are to trust God, we must choose to believe His truth. We must say, “I will trust You though I do not feel like doing so.
— Jerry Bridges, Trusting God: Even When Life Hurts, 209