Do you know that surgeons can address more than one artery in a single operation? A double bypass, triple bypass, and quadruple bypass involves two, three or four arteries being repaired in a single surgical procedure.
Our hidden hearts (inner worlds) need fixing too; the home that houses our thoughts, feelings and emotions, where we register pain, hurt, rejection, fear, sadness, shame, jealousy, guilt, bitterness and grief. And yes, you guessed right; sometimes we need more than one part of our heart repaired in a single operation but just how do our hidden hearts get fixed?
‘Pay attention to the welfare of your innermost being, for from there flows the wellspring of life’ – Prov 4:23.
As intricate as physical heart operations are, trained medical Doctor’s carry out numerous operations each day, repairing hearts that go on to function successfully throughout the duration of a person’s lifespan.
God is the only one who sees the unseen and can fix our hidden, hurting, broken hearts.
Many times in our lives, we go through seasons where the arteries, or wounds that need fixing and healing are internal. Some of these wounds, affecting both adults and young people, date back to events that took place in our childhoods. Each year, people pay out millions of pounds for psychotherapists, therapists and counsellors, to help them unravel and fix the inner pain and turmoil that mystifies and hampers them from experiencing wholesome living.
Our Mental Health facilities are full of people locked up in emotional prisons from which they desperately desire to be set free from and many of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors given to treat depressive illnesses, not only have unwanted side effects but many times are not effective in getting to the root cause of why a person is fearful, anxious or depressed.
‘Anxiety in the heart of man causes depression…’ Pro 12:25 (A)
When a person has a broken toe or foot it’s obvious, because the break causes a limp when they attempt to walk but when they have a broken heart, spirit, or are depressed, suicidal or experiencing the hurt of rejection, many times it goes undetected, until the person finds themselves in a state of emotional crisis; where anxiety is out of control or the person has turned to substance misuse, cutting or other quick fixes to help them cope with their internal pain.
Our human bodies were not created to house negative emotions, and when our hearts get clogged up and blocked, we experience the pain in a psychosomatic sense (mind – psyche and body – soma); headaches, chest pains, stomach disorders and other such symptoms, which explains why many times, people come back from the doctor’s surgery perplexed and with negative test results – the root of the symptoms they are experiencing point to broken emotions.
‘Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts’ – Psalm 139:23.
God knows what’s going on in our inner worlds and can help us fix them! If you need a surgical procedure done on your hidden heart, He’s the expert that can give you a diagnosis for your symptoms and successfully carry out any repair work that needs to be done.
Are you ready to be freed from your inner torment? Will you let Him into the hidden places of your heart? It’s not going to be without pain, no surgical procedure ever is, but once the infection is cleaned out and removed, the renewal on the inside will be well worth the ultimate surgeon’s scalpel!