June 12, 2022

Our Hearts

Daily Devotional2 Minutes

“The heart is more deceitful than all else and is desperately sick; who can understand it? I, the LORD, search the heart, I test the mind, to give to each person according to his ways, according to the results of his deeds.” – Jeremiah 17:9-10 NASB

We may think we know ourselves and our real motives. But the Bible tells us that none of us knows the truth about ourselves or others. Only God knows the whole truth. We may have subjective opinions, but God has searched us and knows us, inside and out. And He knows how easily we can fool ourselves. Because of this weakness, He warns that we are “cursed” if we trust others (v. 5). We are destined for disappointment.

We can easily feel frustrated and disillusioned by other people, even other Christians. But we need to remember that we all are imperfect with hearts that are “deceitful.” Instead, the Bible urges us to trust God. He promises never to disappoint us.

This trust helps us understand our own nature and the people around us. If we trust Him, we can have a deeper level of peace and confidence, for He is trustworthy and has a perfect perspective. He does not change and will be with us throughout our lives.

Today, renew your faith in God. Fellowship with Him. Talk to Him about your problems and frustrations. Read and study His Word. You might have been hurt or disappointed by people. Others may have failed you and fallen short. But God is trustworthy and faithful. He will answer your prayers, give you peace, and meet your needs if you trust Him.
Reflection Question: How can you remember to trust only in God instead of others?

Father, I place my hope and trust in You. I know You never will disappoint me. Thank You for being faithful. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Today's Bible Reading
Jeremiah 17