From the Heart to the Head

Have you ever been in a situation where you believed in your heart that everything was going to be alright but your head hadn’t quite begun to think like that? Of course you have. It’s called going through life. As sure as you have breath in your lungs, you have experienced a situation before just as I have described.

As I am writing this, I am going through a situation in my life just like I mentioned above. I was let go from my job after working for the company for about 4 years. My heart believes that everything is going to be alright because God is still in control but my head is still trying to understand it all. My head is looking at the reality of losing an income but my heart believes that God will supply all my needs. My heart is trusting and asking “What now God?” but my head is troubling and asking “Why now God?”. 

The longest distance in the world is the 18 inches from the head to the heart. The reason for this vast chasm is because your heart is believing in the truth of God’s word while your head is focusing on your current reality. Your heart is full of faith while your head is full of facts. This is why the writer of Hebrews says “Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.”

So how do you bridge the gap between your head and your heart? Proverbs 3:5-6 says “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” When we try to use our head knowledge to make sense of our situation, we will fall victim to our reality. But if we will trust that everything is going to be alright, even though we can’t see it in the moment, because God is in control, then and only then, will our head align with our heart.

So the next time you come across a situation where your heart is pulling you in one direction while your head is pushing you the other way, trust that God is still on His throne. Continue to believe in your heart until the reality that your head sees starts to align with the truth in God’s word.


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