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More on a hurt heart

For a long time my heart felt like it had a knife in it twisting. 

Proverbs 14:10 Each heart knows its own bitterness, and no one else can share its joy.

If your heart has been hurt, this can be because you have wanted something more than you have wanted God. 

This can be because you may have thought something is true that is not true about God.

John 8:44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.


God wants to help restore you. 


Psalm 119:37 Turn my eyes away from worthless things; preserve my life according to your word.

Psalm 146:8 The Lord openeth the eyes of the blind: the Lord raiseth them that are bowed down: the Lord loveth the righteous:

He wants to help you no longer hurt yourself. He wants you to turn back to wanting nothing more than God. 

Acts 14:15 “Friends, why are you doing this? We too are only human, like you. We are bringing you good news, telling you to turn from these worthless things to the living God, who made the heavens and the earth and the sea and everything in them.


Deuteronomy 29:18 Make sure there is no man or woman, clan or tribe among you today whose heart turns away from the Lord our God to go and worship the gods of those nations; make sure there is no root among you that produces such bitter poison.

Job 15: 31 Let him not deceive himself by trusting what is worthless, for he will get nothing in return.



Jonah 2:8 “Those who cling to worthless idols turn away from God’s love for them.

Jeremiah 2:11 Has a nation ever changed its gods? (Yet they are not gods at all.) But my people have exchanged their glorious God for worthless idols.

Jeremiah 2:5 This is what the Lord says: “What fault did your ancestors find in me, that they strayed so far from me? They followed worthless idols and became worthless themselves.

 
Matthew 6:24 “No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.
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