Brokenness

Brokenness

What do you do when something of yours gets a crack or breaks, let’s say a glass or a bowl? I know for me it usually ends up in the garbage. I don’t want anyone to cut their mouths on a broken glass and cracked bowls inevitably leak milk or other liquids so that’s no good. It got me thinking, isn’t that what we do with ourselves sometimes? What about God…does He see our brokenness and want to discard us like a cracked bowl?

Job cries out in Job 17:1, “My spirit is broken, my days are extinguished, the grave is ready for me.”

We give up on ourselves sometimes when we are broken from the things of this world. Though we may feel that our brokenness, those cracks in our armor, means we should go in the trash, God never does. God highly values us even when we’re broken. He is there working amid the brokenness, bandaging things back together for us. He is there repairing us from the inside out if we just hang in there and allow Him to do His work in His timeframe.

That’s where the issue usually comes in, God’s timing isn’t often the same as ours. When you are feeling broken, whether from a broken relationship, job loss, infertility, death of someone close to you or just the culmination of life’s daily struggles, reach out to someone, ask for help, particularly before you go so far down the path that there no longer is a light that you can reach up and hold onto. You can never be so broken that God stops loving you or stops caring about you.

It’s important to remember that God is always with us, always by our side, even when we can’t see Him, even when we don’t feel Him, even when we don’t believe…He is there. Rest in the assurance of God’s love for you no matter what state you find yourself; rest in the assurance that you are not alone, that He is with you through each and every step, each and every tear, each and every cry for help.

David often cried out to God and we can too when we need it. Some good verses that put words to our heavy thoughts and broken spirits:

  • Psalm 109:26: “Help me, Lord my God; save me according to Your unfailing love.”
  • Psalm 38:22: “Come quickly to help me, my Lord and my Savior.”
  • Psalm 30:10: “Hear, Lord, and be merciful to me; Lord, be my help.”
  • Psalm 35:22: “Lord, you have seen this; do not be silent. Do not be far from me, Lord.”
  • Psalm 116:4: “Then I called on the name of the Lord: ‘Lord, save me!”

Trust in this truth: You are loved; God doesn’t see your brokenness and you are never worthless in His eyes. He is never interested in throwing you in the garbage. God loves you just as you are, cracks and all.

 

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Tina Dorward About Tina Dorward

Tina Dorward is a fully-devoted follower of Christ who loves spending time with her husband and two sons and volunteering at her local church. In her free time she reads, writes, paints and cooks.

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  1. Love this great reminder! Thank you.

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