It is essential that bipolar people learn to live by faith.  Red hot feelings engulf me most of the time but there is a better way.  Running on feelings is like taking a breath for a bipolar person.  Feelings are like air to us.  But the bible warns us that, “there is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death.” (Proverbs 16:25) Some feelings are great and others are not.  But we must not be governed by them.  We can master our feelings by learning to live by faith.  Living by faith is a higher way to live and it is something that is not at all human in its origin.  It is by God’s design and it is beyond our senses.  The bible describes faith as, “being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.” (Hebrews 11:1) So if you start to feel worthless then you must rise up with faith and believe in your heart that the God of the universe declares, “I have loved you with an everlasting love and with unfailing love I have drawn you to myself.” (Jeremiah 31:3) You cannot be worthless if the King loves you in such a rich, extravagant manner! The bible says all you need is a mustard seed of faith (Luke 17:5) and you can cast a mountain into the sea! A mustard seed is so baby; it is so tiny like a pencil point. God has given each of us a measure of faith (Romans 12:3) and taking that God given faith and mixing it with the promises of God you can believe beyond your feelings and truly live.  If you feel that your future is hopeless, just take a portion of faith and remember that God says, “For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a future and a hope.”(Jeremiah 29:11) What I see in the natural will always tell me one thing but seeing with eyes of faith, a blueprint of what God declares, is totally different.  That is what you want to bet the farm on.  You believe Him and not what you hear in the natural or see with the tangible.  God’s word is truth.  He can help us learn to live by faith. If you feel like you are drowning in the sea of doom and gloom, remember that your feelings fluctuate every minute and they cannot be trusted.  Only one thing never changes in this life: “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.” (Hebrews 13:8) ***Remember, Jesus adores you and always take your meds!C.C