Beauty in Brokenness

Updated: Nov 25, 2020

(A post from the archives - - - November 2015)

We often shy away from others when we feel broken, less than our usual self. We hide away, tucking into those potent negative thoughts and allowing them to fester.

What if this brokenness, though, is what allows us to draw closer to God?

What if brokenness is part of God’s design to remind us of our humanity and our lack of control over earthly circumstances? That sounds deep, doesn’t it? Yet it has a genius simplicity to it - - - a simple message to return to God for His guidance in our daily walk...on our good days and our not-so-good days.

“Abide in Me, as I also will abide in you."

John 15:4

Throughout His Word, God sends us message of assurance, encouraging us to turn to Him. He wants us to start fresh with Him each day, to give us “daily bread” — relying on Him for what the day holds for us, allowing Him to unfold His beauty and bounty in HIS way. To focus on today, not tomorrow — this surrender is so hard because we have to admit that we cannot do it alone.

“Come to me, all you are are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest…” Matthew 11:28