Dysrhythmias of the Heart (Psalms 86:11)

The heart is a complex organ, integrating electrical impulses and specialized muscle fibers, found only in the heart, to beat and circulate our blood throughout our body. When there is an injury to the heart, the normal circuitry of the heart is also damaged. It can literally lead to a short circuiting of the heart causing a rapid or irregular heartbeat, known as a dysrhythmia. Left unchecked, the injured heart cannot efficiently pump blood and a stroke or even death may result.

When you sin, your heart may be pulled in different directions, chasing after desires and impulses that are not godly, and not focused upon seeking and pleasing God.  The result is a spiritual dysrhythmia of the heart and it needs to be corrected. Left unchecked, these dysrhythmias of the spiritual heart can lead to even greater sins, further damaging our spiritual lives and even hurting those around us, especially our loved ones.

Teach me Your way, O Lord; I will walk in Your truth;
Unite my heart to fear Your name.
Psalms 86:11

When we sin, we need to rely upon the Holy Spirit to convict us, to lead us to turn away from our sins, confess them to God, and ask for His forgiveness. Jesus Christ is the Great Physician and only He can correctly diagnose the spiritual dysrhythmias in our heart and heal us.  Jesus heals us by refocusing our heart by uniting the disparate impulses, thereby allowing us to joyfully serve Him. But we must chose to allow Him to do this. We need to be taught and we need to continually reminded by God. A heart is a complex organ and any time we allow sin to injure it, we place ourselves at risk for a spiritual dysrhythmia.

Love and trust the Lord; seek His will in your life.