I have been struggling with Proverbs 4:23 “Guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life.”
What it comes down to is that I do not know how to guard my heart. I want to do it, but in the past I was so quick to give a piece of my heart away. I always wanted to be in love and I felt like I had a lot of love to give – so my heart was just thrown around, passed around, put aside, sometimes thrown down and stomped on. And I’d just pick it back up and give it to someone else with hopes of a different outcome. Of course it never happened that way because I didn’t know how to guard my heart.
So I have been praying, “Lord teach me how to keep my heart with all diligence. Teach me cause I don’t know how to do it on my own.” The next thing I know it was everywhere I looked; Philippians 4:4-7 is calling out to me. “Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again:Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving present your request to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
I’m not kidding! It was everywhere! In the book I was reading, on the radio, in my Monday night Bible Study, we read it outloud at church. It was a word for me straight from God. And that’s when I figured it out…I don’t need to know how to guard my heart cause God is gonna do it for me! All I gotta do is ask Him and His peace will guard my heart and my mind! Praise God ! I have nothing to worry about. As long as my heart belongs to God it is in a safe place.