You have been created by God with a purpose that He wants you to live out. He has scouted you, pursued you, and drafted you for His Kingdom Team.
Whoever you are, God has a purpose and a plan for your life. Sometimes we get stuck in our brokenness that we lose hope that we will ever discover God’s path for our lives.
But, there can be beauty in brokenness. Broken things are usually tossed away, discarded because they are useless. Broken people can feel useless and tossed away too. I’ve been there, and it’s not a good place. Maybe you’ve felt the things you done have broken you beyond repair.
What does brokenness mean? Brokenness can take many forms. Unemployment, illness, addiction, divorce, bad relationships, and death. All those things can lead to feelings of exhaustion, loneliness, anger, fear.
The fact is none of us get through this life without trials and painful circumstances. Sometimes they appear out of no where, or sometimes it’s something that builds up. Which ever it is there is pain and suffering. Our worse nightmare. The thing we hoped would never happen, happens.
Through all of this there is one who seeks us out and loves the broken and reject. God is on the lookout for the broken ones who need healing, comfort, and restoration. He is a healer and an artist who picks us up, when we are broken and turns us into beautiful masterpieces.
Why? Because Jesus experienced brokenness in so many ways.
There is nothing special to draw you near to God. It happens when your heart is so full the pain has no where else to go.
Jesus lived His entire life in service to others at the expense of His own comfort. Jesus left His majestic home in heaven to put on humanity and lived among sin. Those He came to save despised Him. He experienced rejection by His own family and tribe of people. He was ridiculed and misunderstood.
Jesus experienced the utmost in brokenness in His death on a cross not for anything He deserved, but to assure that we can live Him forever. He is the ultimate example of brokenness.
Jesus prayed to His Father to let this cup fall from Him if there was anyway. But there was no other way.
Maybe that’s why He feels so close to the broken-hearted. He felt every feeling you’re feeling and more. He knows what it’s like to feel alone and rejected. And He wants to make sure you are never alone, no matter what life throws at us.
The Lord is close to the broken-hearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.Psalm 34:18
When we are feeling broken, there is beauty in His closeness to us. He’s not just nearby, but close. He is right next to us whenever we are hurting. He’s there to offer help, live, courage, and strength.
He heals the broken-hearted and binds up their wounds.Psalm 147:3
We don’t have to look too hard to find brokenness in the Bible.
Including the accounts of:
Adam and Eve
Naomi and Ruth
God uses Broken People
He uses our hurt to help us lean on His strength. We can experience Him in ways we never have before. It leads us to reach out to Him, the great physician, to heal our pain. It can point us to His incredible love for us and desperately we need Him.
Jesus never sees us broken beyond repair. The One who made us can restore and reshape us,
Our brokenness can bring us strength we didn’t know we were capable of and help us be an inspiration to others.
How does God use our brokenness?
He can use it as a testament to our faith and trust in His power and love. Our restored life gives others hope and comfort as they go through their time of brokenness.
He wants to restore and bless broken people and then use us to show Him to our broken world.