“God Helps the Humble Heart”

humble heart

by Dona Hake

Sometimes it can be the hardest thing in the world to say “I am sorry, please forgive me.”   Yesterday when  I was driving  to church I heard a woman’s testimony that just really touched my heart.  It was a true inspiration for my devotional today.

The woman sharing her testimony  had done something offensive in her workplace.  She admitted that she knew she was wrong, but she knew the right thing to do.  Even though it was hard she walked into her bosses office and admitted she was wrong.  The thing that hit me the hardest was the joy that was in her voice as she tried to explain how good it felt to just humble herself.   Sometimes humbling ourselves can really make our flesh squirm, but the end result is pure joy and freedom.

I believe there is two secrets that are tucked in this beautiful word HUMILITY.  There is cost and there is blessing.    Depending on the situation the cost may be admitting to  someone that you were wrong.  Sometimes the costs is keeping your opinion to yourself and not exalting it when you are busting at the seams to just tell someone what you think.  Of course self control works hand in hand, nevertheless, it takes you giving something so your heart can be at peace again.  The blessing of humility is the peace restored to your soul because you are now free from the burden that the situation brought to your heart.

1 Peter 5:5 (CEV)

“God opposes proud people,
but he helps everyone
who is humble.”

There will be times that the Lord will show us areas of our hearts in which we need to humble ourselves.   Pride is such an enemy to our soul and it is a destructive thing.  Let us seek Him as to how we continue to grow in humility and receive His grace as we do so.