'Follow your heart, go with what feels right to you.'
It's another one of those catch phrases that have become popular in our culture today.
But what does God have to say about this?
“Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD,
And whose hope is the LORD.
For he shall be like a tree planted by the waters,
Which spreads out its roots by the river,
And will not fear when heat comes;
But its leaf will be green,
And will not be anxious in the year of drought,
Nor will cease from yielding fruit.
The heart is deceitful above all things,
And desperately wicked;
Who can know it?
I, the LORD, search the heart, I test the mind,
Even to give every man according to his ways,
According to the fruit of his doings."
He says our heart is deceitful above all things! How can I trust it then? How can I follow it?
Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord and whose hope is in the Lord.
Is your trust and hope in the Lord?
Happy the man whose hopes rely
On Israel's God; He made the sky,
And earth, and seas, with all their train;
His truth for ever stands secure;
He saves the oppressed, He feeds the poor,
And none shall find His promises vain.
I've shared this music video before, but it just goes so well with this post, I thought I'd share it again. I also just really love the lyrics to this song. : ) Lord, give us a heart after yours.
It's from a band called Anthem Lights and it's called Follow Your Heart...
"When I try, I fail
When I trust, He succeeds."
Corrie Ten Boom