Wounds of The Heart and Social Problems

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Time and time again, in the papers there have been stories of suicide and homicide. This has been due to the wounds of the heart either in their social life.

For instance issues such as being despised bullied in the society, love breaks, spousal conflicts or economic life business failures. But in case the wounds are not repaired, they may turn into a disease of the heart, leading to social problems.

1. Cause of The Disease of The Heart

A disease occurs when a part of your body is not functioning effectively and makes your heart not to function properly. A heart disease may be caused by words and actions causing you heartache. Once your heart is hurt, you close your heart to the counterparty leading to isolation and hence no conversation.

When heart is hurt, it becomes wounded and later become diseased. This heart disease may later lead to mental depression resulting to committing suicide or crime.

The fundamental cause of all these is a weak heart. When you punch into a stone wall your hand is likely to break unlike punching into a ball of Ugali. Likewise, when we have a strong heart we cannot be easily broken by any situation. But when our hearts are weak, any situation can easily break our hearts.

2. How Do Our Hearts Get Weak?

When we are having the Mind to Avoid Difficulties and burdens instead of colliding with them, our hearts become weak. Thus, when the difficulties come we can easily be run down by the difficulties.

Many people don't see difficulties as good but in reality difficulties are good as they make our hearts to become strong. In order to make our hearts strong, we should change our mind-set just a little bit to the mind to overcome.

The reason difficulties and burdens become a problem in your life is because you haven’t decided in your heart to go over the difficulties. We need to change our Mindset into the mind to overcome. In such a case, although you fail your heart won't be wounded. That's a strong heart.

3. Fundamental Cause of The Wounds of The Heart Leading to Suicide

The most fundamental cause as to why our hearts getting wounded and commit suicide or crime is because of sin inside your heart. To solve this, we need to understand what sin is. Most people think sin as what we do. In the Bible,

Psalms 51:5, ‘Behold, I was sharpen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.

Even before you committed adultery, the Bible says you had already been born in sin. What is this sin that God is seeing? In

Isaiah 1:4,‘Ah sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a seed of evildoers, children that are corrupters: they have forsaken the Lord, they have provoked the Holy One of Israel unto anger, they are gone away backward’.

We are the brood (seed) of evildoers. No matter what kind of makeup we put on, before God we are the seed of evildoers. Then whatever we do, we are just evildoers.

In Matthew 7:16-19, ‘Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? 17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit; neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. 19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. That's why in

Genesis 6:5 ‘And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually’**

4. My View Different From he View of God

There is the image that we see and what the Lord sees. In the eyes of the Lord, we’re the brood of evildoers hence evil continually. But in the eyes of men, sometimes they see good and sometimes bad coming from us. Because sin (Satan) is in our heart, it keeps dragging us to commit sin.

Sin inside the heart of people is dragging them to continue committing suicide and crime. Sin inside of us is the most fundamental cause of us having a weak heart. Hence the reason to solve the problem of sin. Or else, the sin will also drag people into committing murder, crime, etc.

But because don't think the sin as bad because to them they don't have greed (stealing), hatred (murder) and lust (adultery). Because people live their lives covering their sin, they don't see themselves having greed.

They cover it with conscience, experience, law and morality. They cover themselves so that it doesn't come out but inside there is sin.

5. How Can I Come Out of Weak Heart or Mind?

In order for you to come out of the weak heart, you need to solve the sin problem. The woman caught in adultery did not want to commit adultery but because of sin in her heart, she was dragged to commit adultery. She was taken to Jesus for stoning but upon meeting Jesus, Jesus didn’t condemn her.

He said, 'Neither do I condemn you, Go and sin no more.' Initially she could be dragged by the sin, but now that the sin has been taken away by Jesus, she cannot sin anymore. Initially, the sin was in her heart but now Jesus Christ lives in her (Galatians 2:20**).

Conquer Your Heart

Once Jesus is in you, He is able to lead you to a life where you sin no more. If you have the heart of Jesus, whichever burdens you have, Jesus will solve it. You become an extraordinary person with the heart of Jesus and more than conquerors.

You can conquer everything including your future, sadness, etc. We are conquerors, and we can conquer everything including our desires for the sake of the gospel.

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Rev. Yo Han Kim

Rev. Kim Yohan Snr Pastor Good News Mission Church Kenya East & Central Africa Overseer, Good News Mission Chairman, International Youth Fellowship - Kenya CEO, GBS TV-Kenya