Spiritual Tension

“Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart.” Psalm 37:4

“The heart is more deceitful than all else and is desperately sick; who can understand it?” Jeremiah 17:9

How do you know the difference in the desires placed by God and the ones our sinful natures conjure up? Seriously. Let’s say a girl, we will call her Ruth, has been enjoying Jesus and truly seeking His leadership. And He is leading her to places and she is following, unafraid and excited about seeing His provision and love. She TRUSTS that where her heart is on certain issues is from God. He placed them there and will therefore see them through to completion. Now let’s say the same girl, we will continue to call her Ruth, has other desires popping up in said heart. These desires seem to be absurd, not to mention, out of the blue.

Assuming that none of the desires contradict a direct command or wisdom in Scripture. And the desires don’t contradict each other. How does she know the difference in desires placed by God and the ones that her own deceitful heart created?

Don’t you just love nebulous questions?

Speaking of “nebulous,” Pluto is no longer a planet! What the….


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