Why do we have a default setting called “stubborn?” I see it in my life when I don’t want to admit that I’m wrong. Or when I “dig in” and refuse to compromise or seek peace.
“He looked at them in anger and was deeply distressed at their stubborn hearts…” Mark 3:5
I’ve never thought about my stubbornness in this way: It distresses and angers God. Ouch. I think it hurts his heart so much because when we’re stubborn, we’re not surrendered. There is little room for His Spirit to take lead.
I don’t want a stubborn heart, toward God or anyone else. I want an open and surrendered heart because that gives God full reign to work and lead. I pray God tenderizes our hearts and minds today. – Sandi