Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | September 13, 2021

Birthing Beauty From Broken

“The LORD is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.” Psalm 34:18 (ESV)

Broken – that’s how my week went down. Everything I touched broke. Two pairs of sunglasses broke; one was my fave pair. Couple days later and my readers, which I absolutely must have, hit the floor and broke. Halloween night a gusty wind slammed a car door shut on my tiny purse. Normally not a big issue but my cell phone was in that thin purse and the glass was crushed. Weekend rolls around and Sunday morning, I’m reaching to adjust the shower head – yes, you know it girlfriends – the whole shower thing broke. Needless to say, I’m rolling into this week a little more cautious and totally frustrated from all that broke.

While all my breakables were fixable some of them were definitely more costly than others. Sunglasses and readers can easily be replaced. My cell phone drama is thankfully under warranty. But that last repair took more than self to restore water to my shower.

Same truth rings loud and clear in life. We’ve probably all experienced moments of brokenness – a crushing of our spirit. Some we endured and recovered quickly. Others took the very breath out of us and left us wounded for years. And then there were those repeat performances we initiated ourselves which led to a brokenness requiring divine intervention. Just the very thought of our weak, vulnerable and bankrupt places recreates images we’d rather not visit. This girl totally gets it.

Only God can usher lasting healing to all our shattered places. Whether we were innocent victims or instigators of our own misery, God welcomes our broken and fractured souls. He strategically uses those moments when He is all we have to showcase He is more than enough for all we need. Incredible truths rise to the surface when God has our full, undivided attention. He delights in binding up our wounds and healing our brokenhearts (Psalm 147:3).

Brokenness released into God’s hands will never disappoint. What has been stolen from us, He will restore. What we chose to confess, He promises to redeem. What has left us brittle, pruned and cut off, He declares has the potential to produce more fruit than we dared dream. We can fully trust our God to draw near and near leave.

“Father, You are our divine Healer – the One who specializes in birthing beauty from broken, crushed places. Praising You for being our Restorer, Rebuilder, Redeemer and Everlasting Father.”

For His Glory

Janet Martin
TRBC Women’s Life

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