In the next track, faith, we look at Psalm 28:7. The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him.
It is indeed a beautiful thing when our heart which is the both vulnerable and emotional portion of us, trusts. So often it is distrusting and we have to use our will to over ride what our heart wants to do. Using our model then, the solution lies not in our heart but in our adrenals and kidneys. When they are thinking in terms of awe and faith and the covenant framework that God has given them, they are able to release into the heart that sense of joy and anticipation.
We can understand this from a scientific point of view. It is not the heart but the adrenals that determine the biological response to a crisis. Your senses alert you to a problem and the stimuli goes through the adrenals as they interpret them as a bad experience. From the determination of the adrenals, the heart responds with an accelerated beat and a sense of urgency. So we see the heart is informed by the adrenals.
As we understand covenant, we understand resources. When the right adrenal is problem solving from a position of scarcity, then fear is the only conclusion. But when it experiences systematically over the years the abundance found in covenant, then there is a question of wonderment as to how the pieces will come together. How will the Lord of covenant intervene in this area so there is not the hopeless despair that makes for adrenal exhaustion?
On a biological level, adrenal exhaustion produces a very depressed temperament, an inability to contemplate hope when chemically and spiritually defeated. When our adrenals are robust it is possible to engage, to communicate, to create a transition from hopeless despair into having hope and joy.
Our beginning point is with our spirit charging the kidneys and adrenals to be the instructors of the heart so that the heart emotion is what God would want it to be.
I bless you adrenals. I bless you kidneys. I bless you spirit with all working together to send not just a right message to the heart but a healing message. If you have walked through much trauma in your past, if the heart is deeply imprinted with fear patterns, I challenge you to do a cleansing through your wisdom as you look at God, as you savour the God of covenant and the God of covenant. May there be a healing and transformation for the heart to stand with dignity, facing hardship and be unshaken.
The woman in Proverbs 31 looks at the change of seasons and she laughs in triumph over the excellence of her plan. She knows she has resources and even her slaves are dressed in the warmest of clothes. She sees resources from a spirit of sonship rather than the perspective of a spirit of slavery.
I bless you spirit with leading the adrenal and kidneys in healing the heart so that there will be trust rather than hopeless despair.
Having listened to this track on Faith, what are your thoughts and emotions that bubble up? How do you relate to what is being described?
What is the progression in Psalm 28:7? Is that something you are working towards in your life?
Have you experienced adrenal exhaustion? What challenges has that posed for you?
The Proverbs 31 woman is sighted here. Do you have your own heroine you'd like to emulate?
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