What causes an orphan’s heart?
A person with an orphan’s heart is not a child in a faraway country without a family. A person with an orphan’s heart is a person whose heart is emotionally and spiritually closed.
The orphan's heart shuts down when the person does not feel loved and accepted by their parents or the people who are in authority over them in the formative years of their life. When a child starts to close their heart, it is because they do not know anything else. A child is still learning and forming their understanding of the world around them.
Some people will allow their heart to close as they get older. When an adult closes their heart, it is a choice they make.
When a child believes they are not loved, or feels rejected from their earthly father, then they will struggle greatly with love from God, their Heavenly Father, as well. The more they feel rejected, the harder it is for them to forgive.
Satan took on an orphan’s heart when he was cast out of Heaven. He wasn't rejected by his Father, he was the one who did the rejecting, but he embraced an orphan’s heart just the same. Now his desire is to have everyone become an orphan as well. He knows that if he can keep people from knowing the true love of Father God, they will not be free.
A person that grows up in a loving, caring home can also have an orphan's heart. We have all thought at one time or another that we were not treated well and we did not receive the attention or affection we should have.
When a person has a love deficit that is not filled with appropriate love or affection their heart will stay closed. When the heart is closed to anyone, it is closed to everyone, even God. When a person's heart is closed, they will have a harder time hearing God. And worst of all, they do not believe God will even want to talk to them.
The heart of love is only proven by the persecution that it will endure. When we are not able to forgive the ones that hurt us, no matter what they did, we cannot walk in freedom. When we allow the pain and rejection of the past drag us down, it will destroy us.
The bondage of the past will drive us to seek unhealthy relationships or act in wrong ways. Read the article on "Counterfeit affections."
The only way to walk in peace and freedom is to reconcile with our past. We have to put all things into perspective by understanding the truth about who we are.
Real and true freedom can only happen when we are able to forgive the people that were not there for us.
Being angry and unforgiving is like drinking poison and hoping the other person dies. The other person is moving on with life and you are the one that is suffering because you cannot stop holding onto it.
Please read The Father's Blessing or watch the videos. I want you to receive this love from me to you, because you are worthy to be loved.
I love you,