Shatter my hardness,
shine on my darkness.
Do not harden your heart. God has witnessed our many attempts and failures and he has not hardened his heart. The God of hope still places his hope in us; place your hope in him.
God is not cynical and doubting. Even though we crucify him in unbelief he does not relent believing that we will believe.
Christ-likeness may require nothing more than a simple, soft heart.
The hardened heart is a closed heart. A closed heart is a dark heart. Open your heart to his love. You will see the light. Your heart will then be filled with the light of hope. This is glory.
Children are glorious for this very reason. They are open; they have not yet learned to doubt; they are not cynical and skeptical. Hope is their medium. Become like a little child. Simple teachability is its own glory.
You already know how to open your heart. This does not need to be taught to you. Indeed, it cannot be taught. Some things can only be learned by doing them yourself. Soften your heart; God can be trusted.
Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts.