Friday, July 15, 2011

Break My Heart


One of my favorite songs as of late is called Hosanna, by Hillsong.

The words of the chorus say this,


Heal my heart and make it clean
Open up my eyes to the things unseen
Show me how to love like You have loved me

Break my heart for what breaks Yours
Everything I am for Your kingdoms cause
As I go from nothing to


Break my heart for what breaks Yours. That line of the song has had the most impact on me. I began to think, "What breaks God's heart? What do we do that grieves Him?" The answer is simple. Our sin grieves Him, our sin breaks His heart. But the question is, does it break ours?

Jeremiah 17:9 (ESV)
"The heart is deceitful above all things,
and desperately sick;
who can understand it?"

In Jeremiah God says that our hearts are deceitful, desperately sick and wicked. Our human, faulty hearts have fleshly desires that we cannot overcome without Christ. There are some desires that are much more difficult to overcome, especially when you are knee-deep in them. Sexual immorality, homosexuality, pornography, masturbation, drinking, and alcohol addictions are some to name a small few. When you are right in the midst of that sin, it seems like it is the only answer, the only fulfillment you can find. To our small, narrow minds, those struggles seem impossible to conquer.

Mark 7:21-23 (ESV)
"For from within, out of the heart of man, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, 22coveting, wickedness, deceit, sensuality, envy, slander, pride, foolishness. 23 All these evil things come from within, and they defile a person."

God hates sin. Do you not think it breaks God's heart to see how wretched and evil we are? Just as God hates sin, so must we. In order to overcome sin, we have to hate it. We have to abhor and detest it. It has to literally break our sinful heart. Otherwise, we will never change. We may outwardly change for a temporary time, but our heart won't, and that is what is most important. If our heart doesn't change, then what overflows will continue to be sinful.

I am not perfect. In fact, I am wretched and I am disgusting. There is sin that I struggle with big time and the only way to defeat my desires is to ask God is break my heart. I don't know what God is doing in your life or what you may be struggling with right now, but I can tell you that you can change! God can change your heart and He can triumph over your sin. We are not held captive to our sin. God's Word says, "No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us." (Romans 8:37) In Christ alone we are more than conquerors. Talk to your Heavenly Father! Ask Him to break your heart for what breaks His. I can promise you that God will listen and help you. If you are struggling and need some prayer, please feel free to email me! You don't have to share specifics, but I can promise I will be on my knees in prayer for you. I pray that God's Word will change your heart and your life just as it has changed mine.

Have a wonderful day my sisters in Christ!

In His Love,

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