MIND AND HEART
Why would we want God to try us or test our minds and hearts? There is a lifetime of junk built upon the walls of our hearts. There are scars from hurts and memories of sin we wish we could forget. Our minds are often jumbled with insecurity and doubt, not perfect faith.
“Examine me, O Lord, and prove me; Try my mind and my heart.” (Psalms 26:2)
That is exactly why we need God to perform a mind and heart scan to heal any hurt or pain that we have kept buried out of sight that can block our relationship with Him and prevent us from fulfilling God’s plan for our lives.
The verses that follow today’s Bible verse reveal that David is so confident, asking for God’s examination of his mind and heart.
“For I am always aware of your unfailing love, and I have lived according to your truth.” (Psalms 26:3)
David requested God’s mind and heart scan and trusted the results because he knew God would perform it lovingly and faithfully. We, too, can trust God to search our deepest desires and lead us to the truth. Sometimes God’s truth can be hard to hear, but it will help us battle negative thoughts and produce a healthy mind and soul.
We all need help with that. We need God to show us which thoughts are of faith and which thoughts are of fear. We need God’s hand to remove anything that is not love or truth. Sometimes we can not always tell the difference, but the Holy Spirit does, and He will show us what is right as we spend time in God’s Word.
Where are your mind and heart today?
Heavenly Father, examine me, O Lord, and prove me; Try my mind and my heart. I ask You to show me the wrong thoughts that I have allowed. I cast down any wrong thoughts of fear, and I submit to thoughts of love and truth. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
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