Faith Food Devotional
Heart vs. HeadOctober 24, 2016
"Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding" (Prov. 3:5).
Your own understanding is simply your own mental processes - your own human thinking. In other words, we could read this verse, "Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own head."
Faith will work in your heart with doubt in your head! Many Christians are defeated because when a doubt enters their mind, they say, "I'm doubting." But Jesus didn't say, "... and shall not doubt in his head." Jesus said, "... and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe..." (Mark 11:23). It's heart faith that gets the job done - not head faith.
Some of the greatest miracles that have ever happened in my life came when I began to make such faith statements as, "I believe from my heart that I receive my healing" - even though my head was saying, "It's not so. It's not so!" (And I was healed of two serious organic heart problems and an incurable blood disease in my almost totally paralyzed body.)
Do you ever have trouble with your head? Then just trust in the Lord with all your heart (not your head), and lean not unto your own understanding!
Confession: I trust in the Lord with all my heart. I do not lean to my own understanding. I believe from my heart that what God's Word says is true.
Source: Faith Food Devotions by Kenneth E. Hagin.
Excerpt permission granted by Faith Library Publications