BECAUSE OF THE CONDITION OF THE WORLD RIGHT NOW………WHAT IS THE CONDITION OF YOUR HEART?
On a daily basis GOD does require of us to do an intentional examination of our hearts…….are they loving and pure? Are they fearful or anxious? Are they revengeful and full of hatred?
I heard someone say recently that America needs to examine her heart. But with the examining, comes the wanting to change and that only comes with the LORD’S help. We are not able to do it on our own.
RIGHT NOW OUR NATION’S HEART IS BROKEN……….BUT LET US REALIZE THAT IT IS ALSO SICK.
And because of that sickness, our nation needs a physician. We know there is only ONE who is worthy. When we allow hatred, selfishness and self-centeredness to consume, then we will never have empathy for one another. Our nation is trying to do for itself, heading in the wrong direction, rather than seeking the ONE who can truly heal and point us in the right direction.
A MESSED-UP HEART CAN ONLY BE HEALED BY GOD…….
Let us begin today to lay our hearts before GOD and to ask HIM to root out the hatred and the anger and the brokenness. We need to learn a hard lesson…….that justice will NOT be found here! Only GOD can take care of justice in a complete and perfect way.
ISAIAH 30:18 “FOR THE LORD IS A GOD OF JUSTICE. BLESSED ARE ALL THOSE WHO WAIT FOR HIM.”
The Amplified Bible says that verse in this way:
“FOR THE LORD IS A GOD OF JUSTICE. BLESSED (happy, fortunate, to be envied) ARE ALL THOSE WHO (earnestly) WAIT FOR HIM.”
Our heavy, burdened, messed-up hearts need to wait on the LORD. In HIS time, HE will bring to the surface those ugly qualities we have stored up in our hearts and HE will expose, then heal and restore them. But at the same time we need to be intentional, praying and asking GOD to heal…….asking HIM to restore…….asking HIM to make new. Our desire should be to have a pure heart above all.
BESIDES THE HEALING AND RESTORATION THAT COMES FROM GOD……..LET US ASK HIM TO GUARD OUR HEARTS TOO.
It is so so easy to get pulled into negative toxic stuff……..the world will pull you in daily, and people will try to draw you in whether they are Christian or not! It begins with a messed-up and sick heart, then the WORDS come and sometimes the result is revenge or even violence.
Once again I see and I know you have to agree dear reader, that our words are out of control in America. Where did respect go? Where did kind and gentle go? Where is the empathy for one another? When a heart is messed-up, the result of it can be very unkind words. But GOD is kind and gentle and humble and IN CONTROL. I keep telling myself that on a daily basis. HE…….IS……..IN……..CONTROL. HE……..WILL……..HEAL. HE…….WILL……GIVE…….COMFORT and HOPE. And HE will restore. Submit your heart today to the LORD and watch what HE does with it! Humble yourself before HIM like never before! Take comfort in knowing that HE is the GOD of forgiveness and HE hears those earnest prayers. And let’s sincerely pray that our nation will submit her heart to HIM as well.
PSALM 73:21-24 “THUS MY HEART WAS GRIEVED, AND I WAS VEXED IN MY MIND. I WAS SO FOOLISH AND IGNORANT. I WAS LIKE A BEAST BEFORE YOU. NEVERTHELESS I AM CONTINUALLY WITH YOU; YOU HOLD ME BY MY RIGHT HAND. YOU WILL GUIDE ME WITH YOUR COUNSEL, AND AFTERWARD RECEIVE ME TO GLORY.”
PSALM 73: 25-26 “WHOM HAVE I IN HEAVEN BUT YOU? AND THERE IS NONE UPON EARTH THAT I DESIRE BESIDES YOU. MY FLESH AND MY HEART FAIL; BUT GOD IS THE STRENGTH OF MY HEART AND MY PORTION FOREVER.”