Lord, thank You for the example of simply holding out our hand. You are willing to take those parts of us that are deformed and unlike what You intended them to be, and heal those places. Contorted thoughts? You will touch them and align them with who You are. Conflicting feelings, You are willing to come in and help us see truth. All we have to do is be willing to hold out our hand to You.
Lord, move us to do as You would have us do. Cause our hearts to be softened to Your Word and Spirit, rather than hardened. In those instances where both a soft and hardened heart exist in different areas, allow Your Wisdom and truth to shine it's light, and the warmth of that light be what softens the hardened places.
Please forgive us for the hardness of heart You witness on a daily basis. Please forgive us for the judgment that may be cast towards others doing their best to live a life led by You, but we may not necessarily understand or see Your hand in it. I pray we are considered Your family, no longer bringing sadness to Your heart, by living Your will each and every day. In Jesus Christ's Name, amen ❤