Monday, June 17, 2013
I think this caption is a good cleansing prayer for all of us. The ways of the world often darken our days, weaken our spirits, break our godly will, bruise our hearts and make us sick. Only God can truly revive and restore us. I know we've all experienced things in our lives that have caused us to build up walls of protection against. Only God's forgiveness with ourselves and others can begin to tear down those barriers.
When I hear of family members never speaking to one another because of hardened hearts, it makes me sad for them. 'Where is the love?' Proverbs 20:9 'Who can say, “I have kept my heart pure; I am clean and without sin”?' We are all guilty of letting anger get the best of us at times.
Psalm 51;10 'Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Do not cast me from your presence.' Aren't you glad God doesn't abandon us when we disappoint Him?