Insights into Cardiovascular Disease
Trusting God is good for your heart
Part 2 of 2
Being restored to God’s image
In the previous article, we discussed the types of heart disease that are directly linked to a spirit of fear. The next question is how do we deal with this fear issue so that our hearts can return to health? God doesn’t just want to root up the iniquity in our lives, He wants to lead us in His ways and form us in His image so that we can walk in health and in the fruit of His Spirit.
Let’s talk about God’s righteousness
First of all, in Galatians chapter 5 in the fruit of the Holy Spirit, one attribute of God’s nature and His righteousness is faith.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. Galatians 5:22-23 KJV
Do you know that God is not afraid of anything? Then why are we afraid? He’s our Father!
We’re afraid because we have been trained in the law of sin and the law of sin is unrighteousness. God says this in Matthew 6:34:
Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day [is] the evil thereof. Matthew 6:34 KJV
This scripture addresses the root issue behind high blood pressure which is rooted in fear of tomorrow. If you’re taking thought for tomorrow, you are worrying. You are bound by fear, speculating what might go wrong in the future so that you don’t defeat anything today. Fear will project the failures of your past into your future and rob you of the joy of your today. So your yesterdays become your tomorrows and your tomorrows become your yesterdays.
But the Bible says: “This is the day that the Lord has made, we will rejoice and be glad in it!”(Psalm 118:24)
Apply your hearts today to righteousness, tomorrow will take care of itself. So if you’re going to take the victory here, seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all of these things will be added unto you. (Matthew 6:33) That righteousness is His faith, not fear.
Fear vs. Faith
Fear and faith are equal in this dimension. They both project a future outcome and they both demand to be fulfilled. The Bible says, according to your faith, so be it unto you. But it could also be said, according to your fear, so be it unto you. So it comes down to a choice of who you are going to believe today. Or rather, who are you choosing to serve? God in faith, or the enemy in fear?
The Bible tells us to take every thought captive and to cast down every imagination.
Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ. 2 Corinthians 10:5 KJV
We need to make a habit of asking ourselves, “What am I listening to right now?” Sometimes our minds are whirring and we are seemingly oblivious to what we are thinking, but our hypothalamus is responding to it and causing chemical responses of stress in our body. As you learn to identify the feelings that come with anxiety and stress you can ask Father God to show you the thoughts that you were listening to that caused the feelings.
We may not even recognize that we are worrying because we are in fear-faith, we are hoping to God for a good outcome but have not actually put our complete trust or confidence in Him. We may have a plan B that says, “If God doesn’t make this happen, then I will do this.” We can ask God to show us the areas in our lives that we are not completely able to trust Him with or submit to Him. And when He does, we can repent for agreeing with the enemy in that area, and take authority over the enemy and those thoughts and command them to go in Jesus’ name.
But without faith [it is] impossible to please [him]: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and [that] he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. Hebrews 11:6 KJV
Lining your heart up with Father God’s heart
Of course, recognizing the root issue and taking authority over the enemy is only the first part of healing and recovery. After this, we need to move on into sanctification and renewal of our minds.
What does that mean? It means that our highest goal is to be more like our Heavenly Father and to walk in His ways which are righteousness, peace, and truth but most of all love. We need to find our identity as His sons and daughters.
Where does love come from?
The Bible says that God is love, so if you’ve ever had a desire to be loved, you are actually craving God in your life!
And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him. 1 John 4:16 KJV
So in order to be restored to love, we need to walk in relationship with God who is love. And guess what?! The Bible says that the Holy Spirit will help change us into His image. That means that we get to be love too!
But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, [even] as by the Spirit of the Lord. 2 Corinthians 3:18 KJV
What does love have to do with heart disease?
There is another scripture that ties fear to separation from love.
There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love. 1 John 4:18 KJV
So right here, we have the evidence to conclude that if we are struggling with fear, anxiety, or stress, love had been breached at one or more level in our lives.
Ask God to help restore your heart
Now’s the time that we go to Father God and ask Him where that love breach may be. Then we can ask for discernment about what lies from the enemy we listened to and agreed with at that point in time. That’s what would have given the enemy the right to operate in our life and maybe cause disease.
We challenge you to seek God’s heart, seek to know Him more, not just to know more about Him. He is love, and in His nature and in His righteousness, you will receive the fullness of life, peace, freedom, and healing that He has prepared for you.
God is greater than heart disease! We hope that these insights into fear, love, and cardiovascular disease will set you on a journey of thought that Father God can meet you in and bring revelation for your life.
The Be in Health® Team
This is part 2 of the Insights Into Cardiovascular Disease series. Click here to go back to Part 1.
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