You can guard your heart by trusting the strongest person there is. Do you know who that is? Not Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson. Nope, it isn’t Spiderman. And it’s not even Ironman. They all are like tiny flies compared to Jesus. He’s the strongest person there is. His hands are invisible to your eyes right now, but He can hold you with one hand, and no one in the whole world can take you away from Him. In fact, if everyone in the whole world tried at the same time, they couldn’t take you away from Jesus. And He can guard your heart…and your mind…if you trust Him.
Maybe you wonder why you need to guard your heart and mind. Well, this world is a mean, mean place. There are too many people who want to tell everybody else what to do, when to do it, and how to live. They especially like to tell kids because they know you haven’t learned a lot about them yet. They want to own you. And they’re just like the devil who didn’t want to obey God. He told Adam and Eve some lies to make them believe the wrong thing about God. And he made them disobey God, too. Bad people like to make other people as bad as them. So, you need to be on the lookout for them.
The good news is…when you trust Jesus, and discover His promises for you, you can be smart enough and strong enough to know better. You won’t have to fall for silly and mean tricks. I hope you already know about Jesus, but if you don’t, be sure and ask your mom or dad. Or send me any questions, and I’ll do my best to help you with ’em. I call myself a child of the living God. And I’d love to know you’re one too. Here’s a rhyme to help you remember…
You gotta guard your heart with the Love of God.
You gotta guard your heart and your mind.
And you can be real smart in the Word of God
And when you trust in Him, you’re not blind.
You gotta guard your heart in this mean ol’ world
That wants to tie you up with a rope,
Remember you can turn to the Lord above.
He is your living, loving Hope.