“The Lord is close to the broken-hearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit” Psalm 34:18/em>
I remember when I broke my favorite cup. I did everything I could to repair it but it was never the same. It isn’t uncommon for us to throw out things that are broken. Damaged goods are rejected all the time. Just think about how many times you passed over that can in the grocery store that was dented. It doesn’t matter whether it is things or people, we usually walk away rather than trying to fix it and make it right. Brokenness is universal.
Perhaps my pride or maybe my arrogance caused me to believe, and others for that matter, that I could not be broken. I had it all together. That’s right I am in control and nothing is going to stop me form completing my goal. (Yeah right)
There are simply some things in our lives that need to be broken: pride, arrogance, stubbornness, to name a few. And when this happens make no mistake, God can and will allow you to be put in a place where there is no one else that you can rely on other than him.
To us, broken things have no value, but while all the kings horses and all the king’s men couldn’t put Humpty Dumpty back together God can take what has been broken and create a masterpiece that He can use for His glory. God is always calling us to him for healing, relationship, and wholeness but many times we don’t hear Him because life gets in the way. Unfortunately we don’t always recognize this great need until it’s too late.
Our place of brokenness is the place where God can meet us and begin the process of healing and restoration. Letting go of self and put God in the center of our lives causes everything else to fall into place. Brokenness is God’s requirement for maximum usefulness.
“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose” (Romans 8:28).
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