From: Life Questions - Episode 1
Is it okay for belief to be an act of the will (just as worship can be)? Reason being, I find my head can choose to believe God on things or who He is but my heart often seems to lag behind, as if held back by pain or disappointment of past experience. If my brain chooses to believe and stands on that, is that enough?
And will my heart catch up at some point or is there a danger my heart is holding me back from breakthroughs / seeing God move in certain areas?
Absolutely. Faith is often cold-blooded on days. You stand because you are fully persuaded in the true nature of God. Sometimes faith is present to our feelings - and those are great days! God created us with emotions and He has them too.
He is joyful. He delights... those are emotions. But on other days, the God is present to our faith. If we don't feel Him, we have the opportunity to practice our trust and believing. It's a choice
For me, it's become irrelevant if God is present to my feelings or to my faith. I enjoy both exactly the same because I know He is as fully present in one as in the other.
One doesn't need to catch up with the other. They both work together to create the fullest experience of the Lord.