What Is Inside? Part Three

My folks bought a house that had a really old peach tree in the back yard. It bore a lot of fruit. Though the outside looked great, the inside was rotting around the pit. For some reason the pit heated up and began to ‘cook’ the inside.
 
Have you ever had a pain in the ‘pit’ of your stomach? What about a pain in the pit of your heart? Buried emotional pain takes up the capacity that belongs to the Lord. The pit-pain is a felt need that was not met. It unconsciously keeps looking for fulfillment.
 
What is inside your pit that was never fulfilled? Psalm 107:9 says, “For He satisfies the longing soul, and fills the hungry soul with goodness.” Jeremiah 31:14 says, “I will satiate the soul of the priests with abundance, and My people shall be satisfied with My goodness, says the Lord.”
 
When our emotional needs are not met, it doesn’t matter if it is in the past or the present. It is a ‘felt’ need in our heart. There is only One who can fulfill it. When we bury it, the need remains and begins to heat up inside. Decaying thoughts emerge from it. They spiral down as they look for answers, not up to the Lord.
 
John 6:63 says that the flesh cannot profit. 1 Samuel 12:21 says, “And do not turn aside; for then you would go after empty things which cannot profit or deliver, for they are nothing.”
 
There is an old hymn that says, ‘Where could I go but to the Lord?’ Psalm 31:9-10 was David’s languishing words. “…My eye wastes away with grief, and my years with sighing; my strength fails because of my iniquity.” If you have emotional pain buried in the pit of your heart, it is time to go to the Lord with it. He’s paid for your sin. The forgiveness for withholding it is right before you.

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