Thick Skin and a Soft Heart

“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered…” 1 Corinthians 13:4-5, Berean Study Bible.

I’m just going to say it. My sister, how can we enjoy the relationships God wants to place in our lives if no one can say anything to us without our feelings being hurt? How is anyone going to sharpen us if we get upset by the smallest amount of criticism? How are we going to go into all the world preaching the gospel if we are crying the moment we discover someone doesn’t like us? It’s good to be sensitive to the Holy Spirit. It’s good to be sensitive to the needs of others. But being easily offended is not good.

Let your resolve be that anything harmful said about you has absolutely no power to destroy who you are to the Lord. Anything harmful done against you has absolutely no power to ruin His divine purpose and plan for your life (see Isaiah 54:17). You are who God said you are, and you can do everything He has called you to do. The Lord has you covered at every side with an impenetrable shield and He is for you (see Psalm 5:12). He will keep your heart soft toward Him and will help you develop thicker skin so you can continue with His purpose and plan no matter what.

Prayer: Father God, thank you for softening my heart and helping me develop thicker skin. I forgive everyone who has hurt me and I bless them. Give me the right perspective and wisdom so I can handle difficult people and difficult circumstances with style and grace. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

16 thoughts on “Thick Skin and a Soft Heart”

  1. Amen and amen. Thank you Father God, I am who You say I am. A daughter of the most High King, help me to walk in grace and style. Amen

  2. Thank you for allowing Gods word to flow through your heat to my ears and to believe what God told me to do was truth
    Yesterday I sent your devotional to a family member and spoke some words God shared with me to tell her
    I have not spoken words or sent Devotionals to anyone in the past 3 years as God had been work with me behind the scenes
    Just as your past devotional spoke about
    So she was easily offended
    I couldn’t say sorry cause it was Gods truth spoken to her she was crying I spoke in love and gentleness in humility
    So I can say thank you for sharing His word with me
    I do appreciate your obedience and sacrifices you do to share Gods truth with us
    Amen πŸ’•

  3. Aman thank you Father God for allowing my beautiful Sis Kesha to delivering this wonderful devotional out this beautiful ministry With beautiful encouragment with style and grace again I say Thank you Father God πŸ™ŒπŸΎβ€πŸ™πŸ½

  4. Thank you for your message today. My praise and thank God for speaking to my heart through this word. It is well needed! I carry my feelings on my sleeve and that is not what God wants for me. This devotion I will not delete I will keep it and read it often. Thank you again for your ministry and allowing the Lord to work through you and for others. I share your devotion with other people, my family and friends. Again I praise God for His words Amen.

  5. Thank you lord for this confirmation. Sometimes as women we let our natural sensitive nature override the power of God, prayer and the strengthof the HolySpirit to move.. We must remember and claim that God will go before us. He can cover us in all things……ALL

  6. Ambassador FOR CHRIST ,LORD here Iam ,.You are my ,HEAVENLY FATHER, here Iam laying myself,and all this baggage at your feet,which IamTired Of CarryingπŸ™πŸ˜žYOU ARE The Only One Who Can Fix Me,SO FIX ME .mode and shape me in Your IMAGE,Who You have created me to be IN JESUS. NAME Amen.

  7. Thank you Sis Kesha for this Saturday morning encouragement.
    God is continuing to development me. To God be the glory for all He has done and will do.
    πŸ™Œ Uncomfortable process is necessary

  8. Lord, you are my shepard I shall not. You have given me the strength that I need to continue this journey. I thank you for what you have and will do.

  9. Yes, my spirit is willing but my flesh is weak. Lord, gird me up so I my stand and represent You lovely in every situation, no matter what. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

    Blessings, Shalom and Agape

  10. Over the last year or so my friend has been sending me these devotionals and each time she sends one to me they awaken something up inside of me the devotionals are so real and honest and true to life. Thank you for the blessing of encouragement these are powerful words that are uplifting and healing to the soul. I thank God that you’re using your words to build women. I’m grateful for your gifts and talents. I pray for an Ephesians 3:20 for you and your ministry.

  11. THANK YOU LORD for speaking to my Heart regarding this matter. May You carry me through the process until I am declared REDEEMED❣️

  12. Thanks for this wonderful word and prayer, I needed that , all I can say is ouch, I’m going to open my heart and let the Lord Jesus Christ use Me!!! Amen πŸ™πŸ½

  13. Thank God for giving me softening me in him that I become thicker to the world ,not allowing things to stop my faith in him !! I needed tihis word because I am very much the one that get hurt by the least things said or done ! Very sensitive ! Over sensitive!! Praise the lord I can over come this!!

  14. Thank You, God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit! You are so good and know what we need when we need it, because you supply all our needs according to your riches in glory. You are perfecting that which concerns us! Everything that we need, You are: I Am…..
    May your goodness bring us to repentance so that Your characteristics will remain with us in our daily walk. God Bless you sister-in- Christ. Continue to let the Holy Spirit fill you daily.
    In Jesus Name I Pray. Amen.

  15. Yes my LORD in JESUS NAME AMEN Hallelujah ❀⚘❀⚘❀⚘❀⚘❀⚘❀⚘❀⚘❀

  16. I YEA and AMEN this word for it is truth and it speaks to me loudly. Thank you FATHER for your obedient servant!!! I came upon your website while seeking an encouraging, word based, SPIRIT led ministry!! I’m glad GOD guided me here!!!! May GOD continue to bless you, your family, your ministry and your future!!!! Shalom πŸ™ŒπŸ™βœπŸ’―

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