Left to myself, my heart is deceitful and wickedly proud, I see things from an arrogant perspective and always think I know what’s best.
But you, O Lord God, have removed my heart of stone and given me a heart of flesh. You have transformed me so my heart is not proud, exalting myself above others. You have altered my perspective so dramatically I sometimes can actually see things from your point of view and you are continuously teaching me that you, and only you, know what is best for me and those I love. In that confidence my soul is at rest, quiet.
You are weaning me from dependence upon myself into a deep awareness that apart from you I can do absolutely nothing that could be called good.
O my friends, trust in the Lord for today and forever!
(Personalized, key words researched in the original Hebrew.)