A COMMENTARY FROM THE HEART

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Jesus turned and saw her. “Take heart, daughter,” he said, “your faith has healed you.” And the woman was healed at that moment.  – Matthew 9:22

On this day before Valentine’s Day, I wanted to explore the phrase “take heart.”  What does it mean to “take heart”?  ❤

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”  – John 16:33

In both of these verses, Jesus says to take heart…  in my mind it means that we are to have faith and hope.  Our heart in Scripture refers to our all really – not just the muscle that beats in our chest from the moment we are born.  ❤

For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: Eat and drink, saith he to thee; but his heart is not with thee.  – Proverbs 23:7

Does a heart think?  No, the heart in our chest does not have a brain to think.  Heart is what we are…  it’s our integrity or lack thereof.  It’s our character or lack thereof.  If we are to take heart, we are to hold on to the belief that God has a plan for our lives – and He will make everything okay when we are tempted to feel like things are spinning out of control.  ❤

Why do we place our hands over our hearts when we say the pledge of allegiance to the flag?  We are saying that pledge from our hearts and showing respect for our country’s flag.  The heart is precious – that’s why we must keep it guarded.  ❤

Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.  – Proverbs 4:23

So we take heart…  keep the faith and grab on to hope in all things.  We trust that God has control over everything all the time.  He’s got this!  ❤

 

 

 

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