He who trusts in his own heart is a fool, But whoever walks wisely will be delivered. - Proverbs 28:26
‘Follow your heart’ is common piece of advice that sounds pretty good. It has a romantic appeal to it. It makes sense in a way because we think that we are surely capable of knowing what is best for us.
The problem is that our hearts are a problem. They need kept ‘with all keeping.’ Out of the heart flow everything else that we do, and our natural heart is deceitful and desperately wicked. Our heart needs the Holy Spirit’s control and we need to yield to His control and get out of the way. When we act on emotions most of the time we are going to get it terribly wrong.