“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).
Has someone hurt you? Are you unable to forgive what
they have done? Is your heart now as cold as stone? Jesus asks for you to
forgive. He waits for your response. He offers hope through conviction. Satan
wants you to remain wrapped up in anger and bitterness. He wants your hardened
heart to grow even harder. Christ forgave you. Are you willing to offer what He
has freely given? Will you actually do as He asks? Make something good come out
of what is bad. Turn it around for God’s glory. Open your heart so that another
might be healed. Allow forgiveness to set you free from the bondage of anger and
pain. The Lord will remove that heart of stone, and give you a heart that
forgives. Once opened your heart will rejoice in its freedom. Out of your life
will flow rivers or living water. You will discover that forgiveness is a mighty
work of God which springs eternal in the human heart.