What does it mean to have a happy, healthy heart? In today’s time, the world certainly is not offering the Father’s path of truth to maintain a healthy spirit, much less a happy one. If we don’t recognize this, we are open to possible diseases to come into our bodies and take over. One of these diseases is cardiovascular disease, which has been near the top of the list of diseases that remove people prematurely.
According to Dr. Henry Wright in Insights into Cardiovascular Disease, cardiovascular disease has been listed in two classes: those that are unto death, and those that are interferences with everyday life that are not unto death. Based on the study of science and case histories, about 11-12 major cardiovascular diseases are spiritually rooted with corresponding psychological and biological manifestations.
There are three possible levels of spiritual causes to cardiovascular disease. As you read the following, have an honest conversation with the Father to help you do spiritual inventory of your heart and the iniquity you could possibly be carrying. As you talk with Him, it gives the Father opportunity to speak to you as a loving Father by His Spirit for things only He knows.
- Fear, stress, and anxiety: which cause a malfunctioning of the human heart;
- Self-hatred, self-rejection, and self-accusation: these are a self-vs-self battle in which the person is believing that they are not valued, either from listening to family members who put them down, or from taking ownership of the thoughts from the enemy.
- Hostility, rage, and anger: this accounts for a majority of cardiovascular disease apart from those that are genetically inherited, congenital birth defect, and/or from injury or cancer invasion.
The Bible tells us in Proverbs 17:22 that “a merry heart does good like a medicine”. According to the original Hebrew, ‘medicine’ means cure! So if we were to read this as “a merry heart does good like a cure”, we can see that it is important to our bodies that we are to be happy. The more we receive the Father’s love for us, the happier and healthier we will be.