A Hardened Heart

Many years ago I stepped on a sliver of glass. After trying minimally to get it out I thought I would just let it work its way out.
That was 5 years ago and it is still there. My heel made a big callous over it so that it could protect my foot from any further injury, however I still have pain there today.
As I was in the shower this morning, I felt the nudge of the Lord saying, that is just like your heart. Anytime you have disappointment or unmet expectations, if not dealt with directly and removed your heart will harden and callous over to protect you from further hurt. Although when not dealt with you will still experience pain from the unresolved hurt as I do frequently with my heel.
God reminds us in Hosea 10:12 “ Sow for yourselves righteousness; reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground (in your heart), for it is time to seek the Lord, till He comes and rains righteousness on you.” I had to do some work in my heart this morning. Thankful for the lesson, Lord!!

Kelly Davis