February 20, 2016
You probably had your mind on other things until you opened this meditation and started reading about “heart troubles.” A cardiologist is a physician who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of heart disease. The very word “disease” implies that there is a lack or absence of “ease.” In other words, the heart is in some kind of trouble. There are many physical and electrical issues that can afflict our hearts. Most of us are familiar with blocked arteries and irregular heart rhythms. However; the human heart can also suffer from our emotional and spiritual ills. Paul writes to the Christians at Corinth and encourages them not to lose heart. (2 Cor. 4:16-17) John recorded the words of his Master “let not your heart be troubled.” (Jn 14:1) Here we have two spiritual ailments that can actually make our physical hearts sick. A troubled heart is a fearful heart and the impact on emotional, physical and spiritual well-being can be devastating. A “lost” heart would be the equivalent of spiritual cardiac arrest. You might be able to walk, work and carry on, but for all practical purposes you are gone. The good news is that both of the above mentioned conditions do not necessarily have to be permanent. Prayer and faith are the remedies for our troubled and lost hearts. Take them often with a good measure of thanksgiving and call upon the Divine Healer requesting a complete transformation of your life. Most people who experience open heart surgery report a profound change in the way they see life and arrange their priorities. We can experience this before our hearts are troubled by adopting the life Christ offers us. This life is not “a piece of cake” but it is really abundant life. Take care of your heart now!