O LORD, do not put me to shame!
32I shall run the way of Your commandments,
For You will B)'>(B)enlarge my heart."
There's power in the word. God wants us to take it and believe it and hold onto it and His promise in it, and not let go until it comes to pass. Here's God's response:
10'Do not A)'>(A)fear, for I am with you;
Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God
I will strengthen you, surely B)'>(B)I will help you,
Surely I will uphold you with My righteous C)'>(C)right hand.'
11"Behold, D)'>(D)all those who are angered at you will be shamed and dishonored;
E)'>(E)Those who contend with you will be as nothing and will perish.
But this enlarging of our hearts can really hurt! Bad! Think about it. If you are on the surgeon's table because your physical heart needed some work on, it would be horrible to be wide awake while he cut into you. It would be unbearable to lay there and feel that pain.
But that is kind of what is going on when God is enlarging our hearts spiritually. We have to trust and believe while the situation we are in crushes us. Most people cave. Most people get off that spiritual operating table and go back to the comfort of worldly thought ways to live -- that one phrase "she's too heavenly-minded to be earthly good" is bogus as well as "God helps those who help themselves."
Neither of these are in the Bible. Both have a bit of truth in them, but neither are good ways to approach the faith life.
I'll tell you what I am waiting for God to come through and there's a big part of me that tells me I look very foolish, ridiculous and naive. Maybe, maybe. Once you let God enlarge your heart you can't go back to living like you did before.