that’s a good question – one to which the answer might be as everchanging as the seasons and the tides. Jeremiah 17:9 says,
“The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it?”
There’s only one person I can think of that could possibly understand me or my heart – that would be the One who created me, including my heart, in the first place.
“From heaven the Lord looks down and sees all mankind; . . . He who forms the hearts of all, who considers everything they do.” (Psalm 33:13-15)
That’s who should hold my heart – the One who formed it in the first place. He’s the one who will take the best care of my heart. He alone is able to protect it, to change it, to clean it up and to guard it against the attacks of the enemy. It was King David who cried out to God,
“Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.” (Psalm 51:10) While in Ezekiel God says,
“I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.” (Ezekiel 36:26)
In Philippians I am told that “the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard my heart and my mind in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:7) I am also told,
“The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” (Psalm 34:18)
It is only my Heavenly Father’s hands that are big enough, strong enough and gentle enough to hold all the brokenness of my heart and miraculously put it back together again. That’s who I want holding my heart. It’s not safe with anyone else. Indeed,
“God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.” (Psalm 73:26)
Because God is the maker and the holder of my heart, I can take heart even when my heart is hurting. When my heart belongs to my Heavenly Father, He is my first thought – not an after thought. Jesus is my first choice, not my last resort. He is who I run to, not hide from – like Adam and Eve did in the garden so long ago. It is my Creator, Redeemer, Sustainer and Savior who holds my heart.
“He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.” (Psalm 147:3)
the Healer and the Holder of my heart is faithful,
” . . . I know whom I have believed, and am convinced that He is able to guard what I have entrusted to Him for that day.” (2 Timothy 1:12)
I have trusted Him with my heart, you can too, dear readers – He is faithful!
sincerely, Grace Day