Updated: Sep 27, 2022
As I entered church this morning, I found myself staring at this huge crack on a wall, which someone had attempted to repair with a tiny piece of wood and glue.
And it got me thinking, how often do we try to repair our own brokenness and fix it in our own strength?
There are lies out there that swirl around and whisper to your deepest soul in weak moments, when you’ve lost your grip, and things come crashing down. You feel the need to hide the scars. You feel like the brokenness has rendered you useless in life. You feel beyond repair this time. You feel tossed aside. Forgotten. Shamed. Rejected.
Yet God breaks through all that mess. You are never beyond healing. You are never too broken for restoration. You are never too shattered for repair. Don't be ashamed of your scars, of the deep crevices that line your soul, or the broken places of your life. They have an amazing story to tell.
Here is truth. Just because we’ve been broken doesn’t mean that we are thrown away, un-usable or forgotten.
Brokenness has the power, unlike anything else, to bring forth new beauty, strength, and inspiration to others. Because it’s often in those moments that we’ve tasted deep suffering, that we noticed, we were made for more. There’s more. There’s purpose.
The scars of life, the healed wounds, the deep lines, they all have stories to tell. Yet often we try to hide them away, preferring instead to present to the world, a safe version of who we are, a more “perfect” version. It’s too difficult to risk the real vulnerability of exposing what once was. Or what still is.
Brokenness has the power, unlike anything else, to bring forth new beauty, strength, and inspiration to others.
But we have a Healer. One who repairs and rebuilds. Who can fit the broken pieces that no longer seem to fit right into a perfect design. He works, often behind the scenes, mending, fitting together, creating a better work of art, more than we ever dreamed possible. He makes all things beautiful. Especially in the broken. All from His grace.
You are not just simply patched back together, your repair and healing is never intended to be invisible. But beautifully lined with shining grace through every scar and broken space. Gold filled crevices of our heart, now stronger, better, more beautiful than before.
And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful. - Revelation 21:5
God has a plan for you, no matter how broken, messy or hopeless you feel, remember this, you are never too far for God to reach you!
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