Embrace Brokenness

People all around me are dealing with some hard things in life. My husband’s best friend just lost his mom to cancer over the weekend. Another fire in our community consumed many homes and a life just last week. And a precious friend of mine is hurting from some terrible, life changing mistakes.

These are just the things I know about. I know there is so much more.

I can’t help but wonder why sometimes. Why the struggle? Why the sin? Why life’s path turns so tragic at times?

And the word that keeps erupting in my soul is: Brokenness

The crazy, God thing, about that word is that it is always followed by a sense of peace and a spirit of joy in my heart. Why? Because of what I know about my God.

Brokenness is always His business. He’s either planned it or allowed it and something beautiful is always going to come from it.

He is constantly pursuing us. Drawing us further into Him. And while some are subtle pushes, others are violent, forceful shoves… knocking us down, cracking our knees to the floor.  And tears pour fluidly as bones break under flesh and blood leaks from broken skin.

In heap we fall, battered and bruised into the pit. But while darkness and fear advance quickly upon us we are never alone. Though it seems so much more than we can bear, a certain peace remains.

And a shaky hand only need reach up from that pit to find His warm and strong and ready grasp pulling us out and to himself.

You see, there is something supernaturally special about brokenness. It means something more to His children.

Brokenness equals His love.

It’s as simple as that. The most complicated, difficult trials of our life are whittled down to such simplicity. He loves us. He knows that through our struggles and with Him we tackle our flesh and our sin. After we are closer to Him. Refined by Him. And more acutely aware of how very much He loves us.

Are you feeling broken today? Rejoice in His love for you! Embrace brokenness and remember… He never picks perfect, He transforms us into it.

Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing. James 1:2-4 

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10 Responses

01.23.12

This is beautiful, Heidi. God works through our brokenness to draw us closer to Him. And I love the truth that He never looks for perfect; He transforms us into it.
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01.23.12

I have been wondering about you lately haven’t seen you and now I see why, let me give you a word of encouragement. Brokeness is the beginning of healing I know at the time it hardly seems possible but it really is. Remember God is always close to the broken hearted and contrite spirit,. never loose sight of that. I’ll be praying for you and everyone else tonight.
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01.23.12

“The crazy, God thing, about that word is that it is always followed by a sense of peace and a spirit of joy in my heart. Why? Because of what I know about my God.” Love that!

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01.23.12

Heidi,

This is a lovely post Heidi. There is something all together beautiful about brokeness because born from it is beauty because He only creates beauty, we know that about our God. His will wash us in His peace and joy as he puts our broken pieces back together again.

Blessings to you Heidi.
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01.23.12

Such good insight about being broken. Only God can put the broken pieces back together better than they were to start with.

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01.23.12

HI Heidi – I loved this post. God is in the brokenness business. He is the only one who knows how to repair us.
God bless
Tracy
ps: thank you for your loving message on my post yesterday. i appreciate the thoughts and prayers
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01.23.12

Brokenness doesn’t feel great in the moment but it is the beginning of strength and preserverance. If we can cling to God like crazy in those times, we will see the good in the end…and our love for Him will grow even deeper. Great post!

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01.23.12

Thank you for sharing this inspiring post to us..I really appreciate it..
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A powerful post, Heidi. I love that He never stops pursuing us, even when we find ourselves at our lowest.
Blessings to you 🙂
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01.23.12

I really appreciate the beauty on how its broke! Beautiful..
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