Because God Looks At Hearts

 

What does God see when He looks at your heart? When Samuel the prophet went to the home of Jesse to look at his seven sons, he was sure Eliab fit the bill and looked like a king but God rejected him, and told Samuel that men look at the outward appearance. Samuel eventually, had to send for David in the fields, and we know what happened. Though David sinned quite a lot, he was forgiven, and his words and psalms made him a man after God’s own heart.

But the LORD said to Samuel, “Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him. For the LORD sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the LORD looks on the heart.” 1 Samuel 16:7

The LORD is near to the brokenhearted
and saves the crushed in spirit. Psalm 34:18

Delight yourself in the LORD, and He will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4

He heals the broken in heart, and binds up their wounds. Psalm 147:3

Anxiety weighs down the heart of a man, but a good word cheers it up. Proverbs 12:25

A heart at peace gives life to the body. Proverbs 14:30

A glad heart makes a cheerful face, but by sorrow of heart the spirit is crushed. Proverbs 15:13

The plans of the heart belong to man, but the answer of the tongue is from the LORD. Proverbs 16:1

A man’s heart plans his course, but the LORD determines his steps. Proverbs 16:9

Many plans are in a man’s heart, but the purpose of the LORD will prevail. Proverbs 19:21 ( or woman’s )

Oil and perfume make the heart glad, and the sweetness of a friend comes from his earnest counsel. Proverbs 27:9

I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. Ezekiel 36:26

For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. Matthew 6:21

He has blinded their eyes and hardened their heart, lest they see with their eyes, and understand with their heart, and turn, and I would heal them. John 12:40  God allows unbelief to harden hearts that won’t hear.

Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. John 14:1

Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled; do not be afraid. John 14:27

My prayer is that light will flood your hearts and you will understand the hope given to you when God chose you. Then you will discover the glorious blessings that will be yours together with all God’s people. Ephesians 1:18 Contemporary

And He who searches hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God. Romans 8:27

….. He may strengthen you with power through His Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and grounded in love…. Ephesians 3:16,17

Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you have an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God. Hebrews 3:12,13

Today, if you hear His voice, do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion. Hebrews 3:15, in the wilderness.

And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Phillipians 4:7, the new covenant of Christ, even though we should guard it, Proverbs 4:23 He does it better.

And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. Colossians 3:15

…..Comfort your hearts and establish them in every good work and word. 2 Thessalonians 2:17

You also, be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand. James 5:8

And there are so many more, we start out broken hearted, and over the crucifixion, we are to have a contrite  or repentant heart, it can get hardened or calloused as some translations say, you may have to let go of people like that to keep peace that He wants in there. It should be established in love and peace, and we have to guard it and let Him as well. He has given us a new heart, a new spirit in His love.

We should delight in Him and He will us, and He never wants our hearts troubled. If a sweet friendship is good for our hearts  then Jesus really is! What is He looking at, when He looks at our hearts?

Adina Voicu / pexels Linked to Anita Ojeda

 

2 thoughts on “Because God Looks At Hearts”

  1. I am so glad He looks into the heart – and sees the love amidst the sin! So glad He is near to our broken-hearted selves – and shows us by how He loves us to love not only ourselves and others better! Good Monday Morning Reminder! Thanks Rebecca!

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