We Have a Heart Problem

Screenshot 2018-12-06 at 1.57.56 PMI have a heart problem.

I have been living with coronary heart disease for over 15 years. But the heart problem I am speaking about doesn’t have anything to do with blocked arteries or irregular heartbeats.

We have a heart problem.

The thing is my heart, your heart, our hearts are so incredibly unreliable and untrustworthy. Our hearts are terribly stubborn and our hearts are very selfish. Our hearts don’t give a rip about what is right and wrong, what is good and what is sin. Our hearts are completely devoid of and incapable of morals.

Our hearts have only one longing, one yearning – hunger.

Our hearts always insist on its hunger to be satiated. It’s hunger is loud and constant and will remain so until it is satisfied.

Our hearts don’t care what damage its satiation leaves in its wake. It cares not about the lives that are destroyed. It has one yearning. It has one hunger. And it will continue demanding to be satiated until it is satisfied.

But, here’s is its most deadly trait of our hearts. It is never satisfied. Once satiated, the hunger doesn’t go away. It merely goes from one hunger to another. It is always hungry. Like a drug addict going from one high to the next, one trying to satisfy the hunger of the heart goes from one moment of elation to the next.

But, the moments of elation come interspersed between periods of anguish and devastation.

Yet, no matter how awful and devastating life gets, the moments of elation and pleasure keep one on the hook.

We have a heart problem. Our hearts stink. Our hearts are unreliable. We can’t trust our hearts.

There is but one cure for our heart problem. We need a new heart. And that is exactly what God promises.

I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws (Ezekiel 36:26-27).

We have a heart problem.

God has a heart solution.

Ready for a heart transplant?

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