An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Heavy, Heavy, Hangs over Your Heart

(Proverbs 12:25 KJV)  Heaviness in the heart of man maketh it stoop: but a good word maketh it glad.

This is such a simple statement.  Lets break it down a little bit.

“Heaviness” (anxiety NASB) (1674) is an issue in our lives.  This word is translated many different ways in different Bibles.  We have “care, worry, and grief” in addition to the KJV and NASB.  We have things to worry about.  How do we keep them from dragging us down?  Jesus said,
(John 14:1 KJV)  Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.
That seems simplistic but there is a key factor we need to address.  Much of our worry is a matter of choice.  We dwell on the problem and allow it to eat at us.  Jesus is saying, “Change your focus.” 

This takes us to the meaning of belief and faith.  It means to put our trust and confidence in something.  It means to let go of it and get on with life.  Am I concerned about cancer?  Yes, but I don’t let it dwell in my mind.  Am I concerned about my children?  Yes, and I make them objects of prayer, but I don’t sit around wringing my hands in desperation.

So?  Trust is a habit.  Habits don’t develop over night.  Get started on this one.  Think of the glory of God.  Think about the forgiveness of your sins.  Get your mind on trusting.  Live it, starting now. 

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