Psalm 78:72 "So he fed them according to the integrity of his heart; and guided them by the skilfulness of his hands."
I am so grateful that my Lord takes care of me according to the integrity of His heart, not mine!
INTEGRITY n. [L. integritas, from integer.] 1. Wholeness; entireness; unbroken state. 2. The entire, unimpaired state of any thing, particularly of the mind; moral soundness or purity; incorruptness; uprightness; honesty. Integrity comprehends the whole moral character. 3. Purity; genuine, unadulterated, unimpaired state.
My soul may be saved, but it is housed in a body that is sinful and imperfect. Often, my best intentions lead to wrong actions, in spite of my sincere desire to do right.
As Paul said,
Romans 7:18-19 "For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not.
For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do."
This is why I am so glad that the Lord meets my needs in harmony with His own pure heart.
My Saviour – always and only – has His best planned for me.
I have a free will, and can choose my own way; but I choose to submit my will to Him…most of the time. ;)
However, even when I walk in disobedience, I can trust my Heavenly Father. He will do whatever is best for me, in the midst of my stubborness, in order to draw my heart back to Him.
Psalm 78:38 "But he, being full of compassion, forgave their iniquity, and destroyed them not: yea, many a time turned he his anger away, and did not stir up all his wrath."
What an incredibly loving God!
His heart is pure. It is "incorrupt", "upright", "morally sound" and "honest."
I know I can trust Him…with all my heart.
Proverbs 3:5-6 "Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths."
Do you want to walk in the right way?
Then do not trust your own heart, but rather trust the good heart of your loving Heavenly Father!