So very rarely in my life do I have the opportunity to say... "I have the answer!" But, believe it or not, I think I do... or rather, God had it all along and He was just gracious enough to reveal it to me.
Anyway, as you can tell from my last post I had many questions regarding this whole concept of "guarding your heart" as it relates to relationships. Check this out:
"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." ~Phillippians 4:6-7
Isn't that just amazing? So many of us are familiar with verse 6, but what i've realized lately is that sometimes God must be yelling... "KEEP READING CHILD!" Basically as a result of following all of the instructions Paul gives us in verse 6, the peace of God (which is completely impossible for us to stand so don't even try... just enjoy!) will GUARD OUR HEARTS AND OUR MINDS because of Jesus Christ. In all things this peace will guard our hearts... whether that be in relationships or from the wreckage of the world around us, or from the pain of a broken family or from ANYTHING we can ever imagine. The best part of this, in my opinion... is that God must know it is pretty much the greatest challenge on earth for us as humans to guard our hearts from all of these things ourselves so He says... "here, do this & i'll take care of that for you through my Son."
Our God is so amazing. He loves us for absolutely no reason at all and He has us in the palm of His hands at all times... whether we realize it or not.
PS: If anyone actually reads these things... let me know. I feel like i'm talking to the air here people! hehe