So many things affect the heart. And I mean more that just diet or exercise. The heart and spirit are sometimes interchanged in Scripture. Sorrow of the heart can break the spirit. How terrible a thing that griefs mimics fear.
Jesus was acquainted with grief and sorrow. More than anyone He knows ans understands matters of the heart and heart conditions. Even when we are growing up, children experience growing pains. I have to admit, I didn’t think they were real at first, I only knew one child to mention it.
But it not just an imaginary thing, like fibromyalgia and many other things women experience, hot flashes, etc., growing pains are real and some people experience them and others do not. I have to say I may not have been fair about not believing it, but children can be prone to exaggeration and will say things to get out of school, I have even known a few little hypochondriacs.
I have had my own share of growing pains as an adult and as a believer in Christ and His healing power. That healing goes deep and to the bone, His word is quick and powerful, sharper than the two edged sword.
And like growing pains, they are felt by some and not others, the healing words and prayers. perhaps, I should say received by some and not others. Healing is a promise afforded to all believers and even unbelievers at times for signs, and through intercession.
Growing as a Christian, as we are expected to do by God, even though we should keep child like faith, has it share of pains, pains of the heart, pains of love, wanting and needing love, desiring love and waiting for love. And even healing or health.
And while we are experience all the changes as we grow, we are healthier and stronger because of them, because in our weaknesses, He is strong. We all have different experiences and understand and process information or interpret them differently. I have stopped explaining or defending my position to some after they continue to disagree. The Lord defends me, mistakes and all I am forgiven, I remain in grace.
The main thing is that we don’t close off our hearts, or block the arteries of faith. We are not skipping a beat in fear, palpitating with anxiety when we truly accept who lives there. Although we have trials to come up, He is our righteousness, and the ugliness of fear takes hike at His name.
We must learn to grow in grace and live in peace as much as possible. even if we have a few growing pains of the heart, His love is there for us. Rebecca Jones / photo Alvin Mahmoudov, thank you.
O LORD, my heart is not lifted up;
my eyes are not raised too high;
I do not occupy myself with things
too great and too marvelous for me.
But I have calmed and quieted my soul,
like a weaned child with its mother;
like a weaned child is my soul within me. O Israel, hope in the LORD
from this time forth and forevermore.
Psalm 131, quiet your heart…
Thank you for reading this month about Sweet Hearts, join me for March Winds of the Spirit.