How well do you know the Lord? When you hear something from the Word of God does your heart rejoice or does it make you feel bad or ashamed? This is a quick indicator of your heart condition and relationship with the Lord. If you have an intimate relationship with Him, every word is a blessing and you will receive it with joy. But if you don't, then every word sounds like a curse.
Proverbs 3:11 “My child don't ignore it when the Lord disciplines you and don't be discouraged when He corrects you. For the Lord corrects all those He loves, just as a father corrects a child in whom he delights”
What you believe about God in your heart is how your relationship will go. If you have the concept that God is a harsh disciplinarian, not wanting you to have any fun, and to follow Him is to hard, then your heart will become hard to His Word. But if you have experienced the goodness and favor of God and have understood His Words are to give you the fullness of life then His Word is all you desire.
Psalms 18:26 “To the pure you show yourself pure, but to the wicked you show yourself hostile”
Proverbs 20:10-11 “The Lord despises double standards of every kind. Even children are known by the way they act, whether their conduct is pure and right.”
The Born Again believer must understand that all their sins are totally and completely erased by the blood of Jesus. God is not angry or upset about sin, He sees you pure and holy – even if you don't feel that way. Grasping this basic truth about salvation will set you free to release your heart in faith.