“Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.” Psalm 51:10 (ESV)
Who, or what broke your heart? Did you turn to God or away from Him? Every time something went wrong in my life, I ran away. When did you stop running, or have you?
It was eleven years ago that I fell on my face crying uncontrollably to God. I humbly asked Him to show me how to rest in His arms. I wanted to know how to discipline myself according to His principles. I pleaded with Him to stop me from chasing after my desires. I couldn’t handle the shame anymore. Another broken heart, and I was too tired to keep running.
As I got up the next day and continued living as I always had, God got up and went to work on me! God does create a clean heart in us. But we first have to be willing to give our hearts to Him.