Knowing the truth and living out the truth are two different things. What happens when sin is only recognized at head-knowledge level, but never really penetrates the heart? Many, if not all of us, know what it's like to have a calloused heart that remains unaffected in the face of certain truths.
Inspired by Psalm 43:5, "Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God," comes a powerful word from renowned pastor Matt Chandler. Chandler boldly addresses the issue of knowing what's right in our minds, but having our hearts be ten steps behind.
If you're struggling in this area of your heart, you're not alone. Take a moment, quiet the noise of the world, and be honest with yourself and with God. Ask Him to meet you where you are, in all of your brokenness; ask Him for exactly what you need, even if it's for the courage to still believe.
"But they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint." - Isaiah 40:31 (ESV)