Stubborn

These people have stubborn and rebellious hearts; they have turned aside and gone away. – Jeremiah 5:23 NIV
 
I won’t. I won’t, Lord. Not just yet. I know I should let go of my recent behavior, but I just don’t feel ready. You could make me, but You choose not to. My fingers are turning white as I grip this thing I will not release to You. My arms are growing weary. This is a heavy burden—I think I’ll set it down for just a minute. Without that huge anchor around my heart, I feel better. I’m picking it up again to hand it over to You, Lord. I am choosing to let go of such things and be free. Thank You for waiting, Lord. Amen.
 
[from One-Minute Prayers by Hope Lyda]