The Heart

“Nothing is impossible to a willing heart. (Heywood) Trouble and distress have come upon me, but your commands are my delight. Your statues are forever right; give me understanding that I may live. (Psalm 119: 143,144)” It is interesting that these two quotes are juxtaposed, one a secular quote that probably resonates with Paul’s sentiment,” I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me,” and one that I imagine was written by David fleeing Saul and finding solace and direction from God’s statues. As an elder, I remember the dreams that did not come true no matter how willing my heart was to love, to go, to exercise. That guy did not marry me. That sea voyage did not occur. And in retrospect, I can see that it all worked out for the better as I sought God’s direction and will, not my heart’s longings. Proverbs 11: 6 shares, “The righteousness of the upright delivers them, but the unfaithful are trapped by evil desires.” As our hearts reflect God’s heart then God’s will can come into focus. We can saddle the horses but the victory is the Lord’s! Blessings today as you wrestle with the desires of a willing heart and the reality of the world you live in!

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