A New Heart

How many of you are thinking right this minute that your heart will never be whole again?
Are you thinking that your scars are too large or numerous for you to ever have a day without that distant aching reminder of all that pain? Have you wondered if your life will ever feel like it did before all the tragedy and hurt came along? Have you?.I want to share some Scripture today to encourage and support you in this your hour of need. God has a plan and He will be with you in every way. Just hold onto Him. There is healing in the hem of His robe. Read on….

“[Insert your name here…] Michelle, recognize beyond all doubt and acknowledge assuredly that God has made Him both Lord and Christ (the Messiah)—this Jesus Whom you crucified (by my own sin). 37 Now when they heard this they were stung (cut) to the heart, and they said to Peter and the rest of the apostles (special messengers), Brethren, what shall we do? 38 And Peter answered them, Repent (change your views and purpose to accept the will of God in your inner selves instead of rejecting it) and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of and release from your sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39 For the promise [of the Holy Spirit] is to and for you and your children, and to and for all that are far away, [even] to and for as many as the Lord our God invites and bids to come to Himself.” (Emphasis is mine)
Acts 2:36-39 (AMP)

Now as I consider this verse something resonates so deeply. My heart recognizes that Christ did not die for sin’s sake. He died for our Sake. Not because Adam sinned, but, instead, because I SINNED.

Cut to the Heart.
What does that look like?

SO – Would it be reasonable to say after this revelation my heart might have a scar or two?
Cut to the heart. Have you been cut to the heart?
Behold, [in the future restored Jerusalem] I will lay upon it health and healing, and I will cure them and will reveal to them the abundance of peace (prosperity, security, stability) and truth.
Jeremiah 33:6 (AMP)

God gave me Jeremiah 33:6 recently as a promise for our marriage. Here is what He told me about Jerusalem. Jerusalem is the “HEART” of the Promised Land. In this particular passage of Scripture He goes on to say that He will not only lay upon them health and healing, cure them and bring them an abundance of peace, prosperity, security, stability and truth – He also says in verse 7 that He will cause the captivity of the two Kingdoms or “HOUSES” of Hebrews to be REVERSED and will REBUILD them as the first. I want to paint for you a picture of a heart that is battered, cut, bruised and bleeding. A heart in need of mending to be sure. This heart is wrapped tightly in gauze and beating furiously, but there is no healing to be found as the owner of this heart takes it to person after person. But the only thing the people do is wrap it again with more gauze and as they do the heart bleeds right on through. Never healed.
Now, put your own heart in this verse of Scripture.
“6 Behold look here and see what I am showing you, [in the future restored _YOUR NAME HERE_’s (I.E. Michelle’s) Heart ] I will lay upon it health and healing, and I will cure them (everyone I love) and will reveal to them the abundance of peace (prosperity, security, stability) and truth. 7 And I will cause the captivity of [Your Husband’s Family Name] and the captivity of [Your Family Name] to be reversed and will rebuild them as they were at first. … 9 And [YOUR HEART] shall be to Me a name of joy, a praise and a glory before all the nations of the earth that hear of all the good I do for it, and they shall fear and tremble because of all the good and all the peace, prosperity, security, and stability I provide for it. … 11 [There shall be heard again] the voice of joy and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom and the voice of the bride, the voices of those who sing as they bring sacrifices of thanksgiving into the house of the Lord, Give praise and thanks to the Lord of hosts, for the Lord is good; for His mercy and kindness and steadfast love endure forever! For I will cause the captivity of the land to be reversed and return to be as it was at first, says the Lord.” Emphasis Mine

Jeremiah 33:6-7,9,11 (AMP)

Can you receive God’s promise to begin by healing your heart, releasing the captivity of the generations of your family and bring restoration and reconstruction of your back to the way it was at the first? CAN YOU POSSIBLY RECEIVE THAT?

26 I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will take the heart of stone (the broken, the bruised, the damaged and scarred heart) out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh (a soft, new heart completely healed and restored as NEW!). Emphasis mine.
Ezekekiel 36:25-26 (NKJV)

Sometimes, as we learned in Genesis from the story of Jacob, the wrestling and the wounding comes from God and if that is the case then the remnant of the scar shall remain as a reminder of what God has done to deliver us out of our own flesh and desires. But, sometimes there is so much crippling and destructive hurt in our lives that God, in His mercy does not just leave the wound sealed by a scar… He gives us a whole new heart. One that has never hurt, never ached and never been broken. Would you receive that from Him? A new heart.

1 “The Spirit of the Lord God is upon Me,
Because the Lord has anointed Me
To preach good tidings to the poor;
He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted,
To proclaim liberty to the captives,
And the opening of the prison to those who are bound;
2 To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord,
And the day of vengeance of our God;
To comfort all who mourn,
3 To console those who mourn in Zion,
To give them beauty for ashes,
The oil of joy for mourning,
The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness;
That they may be called trees of righteousness,
The planting of the Lord,
that He may be glorified.”
4 And they shall rebuild the old ruins,

They shall raise up the former desolations,
And they shall repair the ruined cities,
The desolations of many generations.
5 Strangers shall stand and feed your flocks,
And the sons of the foreigner
Shall be your plowmen and your vinedressers.
6 But you shall be named the priests of the Lord,
They shall call you the servants of our God.
You shall eat the riches of the Gentiles,
And in their glory you shall boast.
7 Instead of your shame you shall have double honor,
And instead of confusion they shall rejoice in their portion.
Therefore in their land they shall possess double;
Everlasting joy shall be theirs.
8 “For I, the Lord, love justice;
I hate robbery for burnt offering;
I will direct their work in truth,
And will make with them an everlasting covenant.
9 Their descendants shall be known among the Gentiles,
And their offspring among the people.
All who see them shall acknowledge them,
That they are the posterity whom the Lord has blessed.”
10 I will greatly rejoice in the Lord,
My soul shall be joyful in my God;
For He has clothed me with the garments of salvation,
He has covered me with the robe of righteousness,
As a bridegroom decks himself with ornaments,
And as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.
Isaiah 61:1-10 (NKJV)

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