When you face trouble and see the aggression of the world, the natural reaction is to block everything out. While it’s important to protect your heart, a hardened heart never does anyone any good.
A relationship with Christ gives you the chance to experience a supernatural reaction to all the pain and suffering. When your heart grows, it can love and endure more. God’s Spirit enables you to be emotionally durable and resilient. Even though situations may change, this doesn’t mean you have to love less.
Ask God for a heart that stands ready to face the challenges of our life and times. Ask him for a heart that responds to our loving Savior, Jesus Christ.
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.