Epiphany Comfort: The Hopeless Heart

“The heart is hopelessly dark and deceitful, 
a puzzle that no one can figure out,
 But I, God, search the heart
and examine the mind.
I get to the heart of the human,
I get to the root of things.
I treat them as they really are,
Not as they pretend to be.”  Jeremiah 17: 9-10

Today is Valentine’s Day.  The day of emotions, love, and feelings.  All we need is love, and other beautiful sayings.

Feelings are beautiful and connect us to others.  Our feelings can help us in our creative endeavors.  Feeling empathy for others is a gift to the recipient.  And, also, our feelings can lead us astray, cause us to behave in our worst patterns, and leave us exhausted and confused.  As Jeremiah points out, the heart is hopelessly dark and deceitful.

Thankfully, God sees our hearts and isn’t perturbed.  God knows the wandering of our minds.  Creativity can be expressed in many ways.  Including creative problem solving in relationships and out-of-the-box thinking as we relate to our loved ones.

What relationships is God calling you to examine today?  Can creative thinking help you to change your own ingrained ways of relating to others?

God, who gets to the root of things, renew our hearts and minds, help us to relate with authentic kindness to the people you have placed in our lives.  Grant us clear minded thinking about our own behaviors and transform us through the creative spark You placed in each of us. AMEN


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Published by Gwen Lantz

Stay-at-home-Jill-of-all-trades I am hoping to create connections with people and the world around me, while being creatively engaged in what is happening right in front of my nose!

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