Proverbs 4:23 says, “Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it spring the issues of life.” The Lord is the Creator of our heart, but we are the keeper. He created us with the ability to think and process information, but we are responsible for our thoughts and actions.
Have you ever heard or said these words: It is just the way I am. I can’t help it. Perhaps you have heard or said these words: If only this had not happened to me. Both portray a victim mentality. They are words that come from self-focus. They are blind spots of deception. Nothing touches our lives without God’s permission.
Listen to David’s words regarding his heart dis-ease. Psalm 31:9-10 says, “Have mercy on me, O Lord, for I am in trouble; my eye wastes away with grief, yes, my soul and my body! For my life is spent with grief, and my years with sighing; my strength fails because of my iniquity, and my bones waste away.” Verse 7 says, “…You have known my soul in adversities.” We have an adversary that prowls like a lion. He is constantly looking for those he can pick off through his fiery dart-lies.
You have read this before in my writings. Our thoughts control our brain, and our brain controls our body. David’s words were his thoughts which affected his eyes, soul, body, strength, and his bones. Here is the first part of a new song: Rejoicing Bones. When I thought about my circumstances I became gloomy inside. My heart was getting heavy and my peace destroyed. Then in Your Word You revealed the secret of health. My bones are affected when my heart is in despair.
Romans 8:28 says that the Lord works everything in our lives for our good. Psalm 84:11 says, “For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord will give grace and glory; NO good thing will He withhold from those who walk uprightly.”
Our trials, adversities, hardships, and course corrections are strategically orchestrated by the Lord for our good. He uses them to expose and remove the dross that weakens our faith. Everything He does is to conform us to His character, so we can reflect Him in every aspect of our lives.
I encourage you to go before the Holy Spirit. Confess any hidden sin, renounce the lies that you have believed which have borne the fruit of blind spots. Wholeheartedly embrace what He has allowed in your life. It is His good for you, and for His glory.