Heart, soul, mind and strength. All are ours and yet not all are ours to change. Our soul is God’s—only He has access to it. And that is a very good and wonderful thing. We are given the ability to have some control over our minds and strength—He has entrusted that to us—knowing that by His grace we can handle them well. The heart, friends, is the place that must be addressed and often. It is the most illusive yet the biggest key to the Kingdom. Jesus says, “love me and love others.”, “We love because He first loved us.”(paraphrase mine). He’s not offended by our hearts, but we often are.
“Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart.”-Psalm 37:4 (ESV)
The problem is not our God-created hearts. It’s the assault against them, the injustices that have taken root in them as a result of the assaults and the manifestations of how we survived through those assaults.
If we live in accordance with what our wounded hearts tell us about ourselves and the world around us, how can we then trust our hearts to define our desires? Is it possible that places in the heart that are not surrendered and exposed to God could lead us to pursue (or rather chase) things that ultimately desire something contrary to God?
By the saving grace of Jesus Christ, we do not have to allow the injustices done to our hearts to determine the fulfillment of our desires, or even the designing of our desires themselves. He covers over the hurts that have been done, bandages up the wounds, tends to the scars, and replaces them with rich and beautiful desires straight from His heart to ours. Today, not only can you address your heart with your Father, but you can completely entrust it into His strong and healing hands. Delight in Him fully today, beloved.
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