Looking into our own heart, really examining it for the ugly, can be quite unsettling. We want to believe we are inherently good. We want to believe our motives and reasonings are pure. We want to believe that we don’t place preconceived notions inadvertently on other human beings – judgements that have been passed down from generation to generation.
Working on this- intentionally uncovering years of excuses and habits is not for the weak. Thankfully, God is strong. He is strong enough to redirect us. He is strong enough to hold us up as we muddle through the mess we’ve made. He is strong enough to transform the most calloused heart. God can take our ugly tendencies and turn them into beautiful traits that exhibit His unfailing, unending grace.
“In whatever our heart condemns us; for God is greater than our heart and knows all things. Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence before God;” 1 John 3:20-22