You had to brace yourself and stand strong in order to endure the trials that you’ve encountered. But, much of what you had to do to overcome these difficulties has also caused your heart to harden in an effort to protect yourself from trouble. I say, the worst is over. Relax, and trust Me to be your Shield, for you are not alone. I have not left you to fight your battles by yourself; I am with you. I am your very present help in times of trouble. Now, I call you My tender-hearted one, for the hard shell around your tender heart will melt as you remember My great love for you, says the Lord. Psalms 18:2 The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.