Overcoming Difficult Trials



The word HEART appears 1,000 times in the Bible.

Your Spirituality resides in your heart. The heart has an influence on your thoughts, actions, and words. What comes out of our mouth is a good measuring stick for our Christian walk.  Are your more prone to offer up prayers and blessings or grumbles and complaints?

If we have been hurt by others or circumstances, in order to self-protect ourselves we harden our hearts.  In Hebrews 3:8 God warns us not to harden our hearts, especially when we are in a spiritual wilderness.  To remain vulnerable to God’s leading; we must allow our hearts to remain pliable so that the hands of our Creator can mold it. To self-protect by creating a hardened heart is to only delay your spiritual growth.

Christians are under constant attack by the enemy. He is a skilled dart thrower. He knows the exact places in your heart that are the most vulnerable. This is why we must guard our hearts with the armor of Christ.  The breastplate of righteousness is great protection from spiritual assaults.  Try to make a habit of putting on your spiritual armor every morning through memorizing the verse and praying it into action.

LUKE 21:34        Be careful, or your hearts will be weighed down with dissipation, drunkenness and the anxieties of life, and that day will close on you unexpectedly like a trap.

PROVERBS 4:23     Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life.

GENESIS 6:5-6 (Your heart has an influence on your thoughts, actions, and words) The Lord saw how great the wickedness of the human race had become on the earth, and that every inclination of the thoughts of the human heart was only evil all the time. The Lord regretted that he had made human beings on the earth, and his heart was deeply troubled.

Exodus 8:15      But when Pharaoh saw that there was relief, he hardened his heart and did not listen to them, as the LORD had said.

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  1. thank u for sharing with me

  2. Terry, thank YOU for your open heart to Jesus and willingness to listen, read, and apply His Word. I pray your Christmas if full of His love.

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  4. My Friend, I have nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award.


    Thank you so much for supporting and inspiring me on my journey, it means so much.


    • Thank you so much for the nomination. I am flattered but I hope you will understand that I am no longer accepting awards. YOU are confirmation that I am hearing from the Lord when I post words of encouragement or instruction. THAT is my reward. I hope you continue to visit my blog and find hope and love. Blessings!!

  5. My heart was very hard toward my mom my entire life. When she was diagnosed with brain cancer everything changed. We said the hard things, apologized, and we’ve enjoyed the past couple of months of a truly loving relationship. My hard heart blocked me from having this relationship sooner.

    Your posts are full of such important truths, Cheryl. I pray God gives you an abundance of energy and inspiration.

  6. Thank you once again my dear Ms Cloud. I pray my……. (a relative) heart will not be hard forever and that we can some day lay down our judgements and once again appreciate the value of each other. Your story about your mom gives me hope.

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