holding on

If Jesus walked up to you and said, “I want to give you a mended heart,

but in return I want ___________,” what would that be?


Not too long ago I asked over 100 women this question, and their answers were honest and some heartbreaking.


Because it’s hard to know what you are holding onto when it has become part of you.

Many realized they had been holding on to things that held them back, kept them down, and offered little value.

Can I tell you what my answer was?

 ~ resentment ~

For years, I held on to resentment. It took root in my identity. In the way I saw life. In how I let down my guard (or not) with people.

Resentment is bitter indignation at having been treated unfairly.

When I say it like that, I can almost make a case for having held on to it for way too long. . . except for the trade off God had in store, which was:

 ~ restoration ~ 


One made me bitter. The other taught me how to forgive.

One made me distrustful of people. The other showed me how to offer grace.

One made me fearful. The other gave me the wisdom to know the difference between fear and unresolved pain.

One kept me trapped. The other helped me let go.

Check out this post by Suzie to learn how to let go.

Today I want to hear what your answer to that question. Pray about it. Ask the Holy Spirit to lead you to the answer.


If Jesus walked up to you and said, “I want to give you a mended heart, 

but in return I want ___________,” what would your answer be?


Share your answer here and then let’s pray about it together, okay?