I have personally known so many sad cases of the human state. Their minds are occupied with problems. Basically, they are mired in their own misery, yet they do not turn to the Lord for help. Mind you, these are already avowed Christians. I just want to shout at the top of my voice to ask them to please turn to Jesus, the only hope and one who can truly free us. Yet, they are deaf to any such suggestion. The heart, once hardened, is surely hard to crack open. Perrsistent prayers for them are needed.