Hard Hearts, Bad; Soft Hearts, Good
Lately, I have been asked this question by many women: What do you do when you have a hard-hearted husband and God told you to stay in your marriage?
That’s quite a loaded question and a very tough one to answer. And while the answer is simple, it is awfully difficult to stomach.
We’ve trained ourselves to look for answers that we can touch. We would like a 3-point message that will tell us how to change a person. Unfortunately, even the greatest speakers and orators can’t give such a speech.
I don’t remember the day or the person who shared this passage with me or even where I was, for that matter. But I do remember it well.
I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. Ezekiel 36:26
So, for years now, I’ve been praying for people whose hearts seem to be a little on the hard side. For those people who seem to think they’ve got it all together and actually do no wrong, I pray for brokenness. For those people who still love their sin, I pray they develop a hatred for it. For those who have turned from their faith in God, I pray for a return. I pray that God will give them a new heart and a new spirit and remove their hard heart and give them one that is pliable to the Master’s touch.
I’ve seen remarkable results in doing this. And quite frankly, am still waiting to see many hearts softened…even after praying for over a decade. Truth is, I may never see a transformation in some, but I still pray. I still believe.
My God is the creator of the possible.