There is also heartbreak of an entirely different kind--our emotional heart. I would dare say --if your heart is beating---and you are alive and warm--at some point in your life something has broken your heart. Loss of a loved one, loss of your favorite puppy/cat, dreams unfulfilled, and the list could go on. Unless you live in an emotional vacuum---your heart has been broken. None of us want our heart broken.
This past Sunday I was reminded of another fatal heart disease---an eternally fatal disease. "Hard hearts develop over time and destroy in a moment." We were reminded as God listened to the Israelites whine and complain---never being content---always desiring more than what was necessary===when God had enough---he did not allow an entire generation to enter the Promised Land. In the blink of an eye---in a moment---God finally says "ENOUGH!" The slow progression of the disease is not unlike physical heart disease, we heap disobedience upon disobedience until our lifeline to God is fatally blocked and then the "heart attack" of a hard heart happens---when God speaks, "Enough." None of us want our heart to harden--shrivel up and disappear.
It is so sad to loose our good health to heart disease---it is also unbelievably painful to have our heart broken---but how truly tragic--beyond words---to have our heart harden. There could be no worse heart disease - and always preventable if only--
"See to it, brothers, that none of you has a sinful, unbelieving heart that turns away from the living God. But encourage one another daily,
as long as it be call Today, so that none of you may be
hardened by sin's deceitfulness.