Matters of the Heart
No matter how spiritual we may be, there will always be times when unexpected circumstances, a misunderstanding, or a situation will arise that will take our heart to a place it doesn’t want to go. Then our minds are left to contend with our wounded heart.
The heart is an entity all its own. Its healing properties take time. In the natural, the eyes heal faster than any organ in our body. Our heart on the other hand can’t seem to heal itself; it needs help.
The heart is the home of our most treasured emotions; love, joy, peace, and righteousness. However, many times unwanted intruders can break into our hearts and steal our most prized possessions. The trauma that results can leave a residue of disappointment, sadness, and discouragement. These trespassing emotions are home steaders. They take up residence and never intend to leave. They have stolen our hearts.
“Taking back what the enemy has stole from me” is more than a song. It is a fight for our eternal life. The enemy’s desire is not only to steal our heart, but to infect it with evil intent, which can lead to death eventually destroying our soul.
How can I help my heart to heal? First, we must quickly forgive. Who can truly do that? Besides, how can that mend a broken heart?
Once there was a particular situation where my husband had been hurt by someone he cared for deeply. It caused me to become very angry. The Lord spoke to my heart in the middle of my anger and said, “Charli, say you forgive him.” I said, “Lord I can’t say that because it is not the truth! Again, the Lord spoke to me, “Say that you forgive him.” I hastily replied, “Lord, even if I say it I won’t mean it!” A third time, the Lord said, “Charli, say that you forgive Him.” I said, “Okay, okay, I forgive Him,” I blurted it out knowing I did not mean it.
As I sat there stewing over the situation, the Holy Spirit began to reveal a deep spiritual truth to me. He showed me that it did not matter what tone of voice I used when I said that I forgive, or whether I meant it or not. The only thing that mattered was that I spoke words of life into the atmosphere and that took faith. At that very moment the Holy Spirit could take those words to the Son, and as they passed through His blood, my Heavenly Father would never know His daughter had been so unforgiving.
Tenderly the Lord spoke these words into my heart as only He can, “If you will say it in the natural, I will birth it into the Spirit for you.” Praise the name of Jesus! His mercy never ends. The joy of a heart & soul set free!
So, if you have a heart that hasn’t healed,
help it out; say I Forgive.
“And whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone, forgive him and let it drop (leave it, let it go), in order that your Father Who is in heaven may also forgive you your [own] failings and shortcomings and let them drop.
Mark 11:25 AMP
I Love you,