Fix Your Heart

Let’s look at the beautiful passage of scripture found in Psalm 112:7,

“He will not be afraid of evil tidings; his heart is steadfast, trusting in the Lord.” Psalm 112:7 NKJV

The King James Version says

“He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: his heart is fixed, trusting in the Lord. His heart is established, he shall not be afraid, until he see his desire upon his enemies.” Psalm 112:7-8 KJV

In other words, you’re in a battle, there are enemies all around, but your heart is fixed, your heart is established. When the battle is over, your enemies are down and you are still standing. “and having done all, to stand” says Ephesians 6:13. How do you stand? You stand by trusting in the Lord. We have to affix ourselves to Him, to be affixed to Him as in superglued to God. When we put our trust in the Lord, when we affix ourselves to Him, we become unmovable because God is unmovable. He is in fact our rock, our fortress; He’s the high tower. Affix yourself to Him, and you cannot, will not be moved.

Know God’s Character

When you trust in the Lord with all your heart, you do so because you understand the person, nature, and character of God. You cannot trust what you don’t know. We may have met Him, but must grow so that we know Him.

We also must be careful not to attempt to trust God at a level that somebody else knows Him. We can’t use their relationship with Him as though it was our own, but we can use their relationship as an example for us to follow. We can resolve to one day knowing God like they know Him.

“but the people who know their God shall be strong, and carry out great exploits.” Daniel 11:32 NKJV

What does it mean to trust in the Lord? It means we have come to know Him, His trustworthiness, His dependability, His faithfulness; that He will never fail you; that He will never leave you nor forsake you; that He is on your side. David said in Psalms,

 “I will say of the Lord, ‘He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.’… A thousand may fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand; but it shall not come near you.” Psalm 91:2&7 NKJV

“The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? … Though an army may encamp against me, my heart shall not fear; though war may rise against me, in this I will be confident.” Psalm 27:1&3 NKJV

David knew God, he knew Him and was affixed to Him with confidence, and trust, and consequently the Bible says in Psalms 112He saw his desire upon his enemies.

Let’s look at Psalm 37:3. This is a beautiful verse which says “Trust in the Lord and do good.” Once you’ve cast your cares on the Lord and you’ve affixed yourself to Him, and you’re trusting God to do what He said, then you can busy yourself taking care of things, you can do good now.

“Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness. Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He shall give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord, trust also in Him, and He shall bring it to pass. He shall bring forth your righteousness as the light, and your justice as the noonday. Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him;” Psalm 37:3-7 NKJV

This is what’s involved in trust, it’s “I’m at rest now; I’ve made God responsible for my day, my life and my outcome. I don’t know how or who or when but I do know what, I know what God is going to do, He’s going to do what He said He would do.” When you rest and wait patiently for the Lord, you’re trusting in Him, and you don’t fret because of Him who prospers in His way. If it looks like the bad guys are getting ahead of you, don’t worry about it,

“Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him; do not fret because of him who prospers in his way, because of the man who brings wicked schemes to pass. Cease from anger, and forsake wrath; do not fret—it only causes harm. For evildoers shall be cut off; but those who wait on the Lord, they shall inherit the earth. For yet a little while and the wicked shall be no more; indeed, you will look carefully for his place, but it shall be no more. But the meek shall inherit the earth, and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace. Psalms 37:7-11 NKJV

What an outcome for those people who trust in the Lord, rest in Him and wait patiently for Him.

The last passage I want to share with you is Psalms 16:8,

“I have set the Lord always before me (I’m affixed to Him); because He is at my right hand I shall not be moved.” Psalm 16:8 NKJV

We’re talking about an unshakeable life, a life that is affixed to God. I assure you if you and will apply these six kingdom principles in this book, your life will become ever more unshakeable and immoveable no matter what the storm, trial, or difficulty that you’re going through. This is the promise of God’s Word, and it’s available for everybody.

One thought on “Fix Your Heart

  1. hi john this is from an old friend are you going to be in texas in the future tryed to make itlast time i asked but try this time i hope you remember me i am old friend of john gloss your brother

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