The walls of our hearts are so scuffed up and damaged….
Unaware we paint bitterness or anger over the damage.
Some of us let fear….
And even hatred fall into rhythm with our heart beat.
If only we could see our hearts the way GOD sees them….
Maybe we would be careful to keep them soft…..
GOD wants us to be honest about the rubble in our hearts….
So HE allows the life jolts.
The truth is our hearts don’t harden overnight….
We make gradual choices to cover up the pain….
Everyday we decide to hide the hurt…
Or blame another…
Or push it far away trying to ignore it….
But what we are really doing is giving up the battle for transparency with GOD.
Just like we tell a doctor about our sicknesses….
We must tell our Heavenly Father about the hard places in our heart.
When we let GOD have his way in the deepest part of our soul…
There is healing and peace…
Even when the tears and lasting consequences remain.
There is something so beautiful in that first moment of breath when I have just let go of a deep rooted hurt…and confessed my sin….
I feel so free…
We can’t be hopeful or live the abundant life HE came to give us when we carry around the junk.
As long as we keep parts of our heart from GOD…
HE can’t fully use us…..
There won’t be any real peace….
And we won’t be able to hear HIM clearly.
We have no control over the circumstances paralyzing our lives at times…..
But we do have control over our hearts.
And we can determine that disappointment isn’t going to jade us….
Or break us….
Or lead us away from our faith….
Causing us to drift farther and farther away from the sacred closeness our Heavenly Father desires.
Everything in life flows through our hearts.
So perhaps its time to identify the hard places?
We can’t fix our hearts by ourselves….
Or another’s heart…
But we CAN surrender to the only one who can fix us…..
Are there places in your heart you need to surrender to JESUS today?
Oh GOD….Help us surrender the obscure places in our hearts where we hide the things you want us to release.
Soften our hearts oh GOD….
So that we may be in your will.