The Lord asks, “Do you have a heart condition? Give me an honest appraisal. What is the state of your heart? You must guard your heart. Your future depends on it.
Become skilled in noticing how you respond to things and how I respond to similar things. We are not the same.
I am your teacher and it is I who will show you how to be pure in heart. I build steadfastness and security in you, deep inside, so you only have the fear of me and not the fear of bad news. I monitor the hearts of all and know all. Don’t hide any longer from my Spirit. Face me, heart to heart, and let me take each heartache that troubles you; I am the only true healer.
Come, rest a while, and ask me where your heart needs reconditioning and strengthening.”
‘Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life.’Proverbs 4:23 (NLT)
‘They will have no fear of bad news; their hearts are steadfast, trusting in the Lord. Their hearts are secure, they will have no fears; in the end they will look in triumph on their foes.’Psalms 112:7-8 (NIVUK)