“Above all else guard your heart it is the wellspring … out of it flow all the issues of life.”
This may be one of the most important instructions given in the scriptures. It is found in the book of Proverbs, written by Solomon whose wisdom was renowned. Do we know how to guard our hearts? Some have allowed their hearts to grow hard in the name of protecting them. They have resolved to make themselves vulnerable for the last time, they will not be hurt again. This is not what it means to guard your heart. When we close our hearts off they begin to die. Guarding your heart means to make sure that what flows from your heart is the sweet water of life, not the bitter waters of death. The key to guarding our hearts is accessing the gracious power of Jesus. Always choosing forgiveness keeps the sweet water of life flowing from through the wellspring of our hearts. Jesus demonstrated this extraordinary power on the cross, in the moment of the greatest injustice humanity has ever or will ever commit. That same power is made available to you in the moment of your injustice. To access it we need only believe.