Enemies of the Heart

Your Heart’s Cry

More is never enough. I crave and crave, trying to fill up the void. The more I put in, the emptier I feel. I find myself running after my passions only to end up flat on my face. I am reaching with all my strength towards things that are pleasing to the eye and easy to obtain, yet never satisfy. I deserve better. I don’t want to struggle to be filled. I don’t want it to be hard. I’m too tired to spend so much time in the hunt for completion. I’m not happy where I’m at, but I don’t have the energy to continue striving. So I sit on my bed of discontentment. I sit and wait for something to change. Day in and day out, I go around the same emotional merry-go-round, expecting a   different outcome, but I end up in the same place—unhappy and unfulfilled.

Anxiety in the heart of man causes depression, But a good word makes it glad. Proverbs 12:25 NKJV

His Reply

Come walk with Me. Let us move away from the place of your need and into the place of your desires. What is it your heart truly desires? Your hunger will never be filled by the natural desires of this world. Fulfilling the desires of your flesh and satisfying the desires of your eyes can only bring a fleeting level of satisfaction. And with that momentary satisfaction you gain little to no lasting benefit. It is My desire for you to flee from the passion warring for your soul. It was never what your heart truly desired anyway. The longing you have is one for right relationship with Me. The deep craving of your soul is for an inner peace that is rooted in acceptance of a love you cannot fully understand. Rooted in My life-giving love for you grows the tree of righteousness. The enemies of your heart would love nothing more than for you to continue in the place you currently find yourself. I agree “You do deserve better.” That is the reason why I came.

But I will sing of your strength, in the morning I will sing of your love; for you are my fortress, my refuge in times of trouble. Psalm 59:16 NIV

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How do you deal with the enemies of your heart?

by Saundra Dalton-Smith

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Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith is a Board Certified internal medicine physician. She shares with audiences nationwide on the topics of eliminating limiting emotions, finding grace in difficult places, and experiencing personal renewal by drawing near to God. Dr. Dalton-Smith is a national and international media resource on the mind, body, spirit connection and has been featured in Women’s Day, Redbook, and First For Women magazine. She is the founder of I Choose My Best Life. Her other books include award-winning Set Free to Live Free: Breaking Through the 7 Lies Women Tell Themselves.

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