God Can Give You a New Heart
By Rick Warren
— June 17, 2012
“Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.” (Psalm 51:10 NIV)
God spoke the world into existence, and he spoke you into your mother’s womb. Even now, he can speak into the chaos of your life to bring it shape and form (Psalm 51:10).
This is a Genesis event, where God speaks into the void and the darkness of your life, creating for you a new beginning.
God can create something from nothing. He can take a heart that is broken, impure, or failed and turn it into a heart that is whole, pure, and purposeful. God wants to see you pure, so he takes an active role in creating your new heart and bringing order to the chaos of your life.
Your job is to submit to his sovereignty, humble yourself before him, and ask for his help.
Lord, speak a Genesis moment into our hearts and into the circumstances of our lives. We acknowledge “everything that we have—right thinking and right living, a clean slate and a fresh start—comes from God by way of Jesus Christ” (1 Corinthians 1:30 MSG).
Renew in us a steadfast spirit (Psalm 51:10), no longer chaotic or controlled by events, circumstances, or feelings. Give us lives shaped by you and by your Spirit flowing through us.
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Give God your chaos. Let God speak into your life, creating a new beginning, a new hope, and a new energy.
Pray, “God, make a fresh start in me, shape a Genesis week from the chaos of my life” (Psalm 51:10 MSG).
Jon Walker is managing editor of Rick Warren’s Daily Hope Devotionals. This devotional © Copyright 2012 Jon Walker. All rights reserved. Used by permission.