The Blessing of Brokenness   2 comments

brokenness

This is from the Armor of God blog:

I live in a high and holy place, but also with him who is contrite…Isaiah 57:15b


Brokenness is actually a blessing, but too often we’re so caught up with wanting to feel better we miss God’s best for us. If you’re struggling . . . if you feel as if your faith is gone . . . don’t miss the blessing that comes with brokenness . . . Here’s a story that illus­trates what I mean:
There was a young priest who was about to lift the communion cup and bless the cup. It was made of choice crystal. Just when he lifted up the cup, it slipped out of his hand and smashed in pieces onto the floor. He looked up at the senior priest thinking that he would be ridiculed. Instead the senior priest said, “I never knew there were so many beautiful pieces to reflect the light until the cup was broken. How marvelous and beautiful are all the pieces when the light shines on them!”
Like the cup, our broken lives can accentuate the beauty of the light shining through them. For that light is the Lord. What we fear is to be broken or be seen as broken; but as this story illustrates, it is in our brokenness that the light of Christ dazzles drawing atten­tion to His beauty, and making our lives beautiful as a result.
In the book, Wild at Heart, John Eldredge writes, “But you can’t do this at a distance; you can’t ask Christ to come into your wound while you remain far from it. You have to go there with him.” It’s o.k. to be broken; it is our brokenness that we can bring to the Lord and experience His touch and healing, and bring hope to our broken hearts.


“God can take all the broken pieces and put it back together in a way that is good.” – Max Johnson 

“God uses broken things. It takes broken soil to produce a crop, broken clouds to give rain, broken grain to give bread, broken bread to give strength. It is the broken alabaster box that gives forth perfume. It is Peter, weeping bitterly, who returns to greater power than ever.” ― Vance Havner 

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Posted October 5, 2013 by Tim Shey in Uncategorized

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2 responses to “The Blessing of Brokenness

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  1. Very timely brother! I know I am not the only one under the attacks of the enemy now in these ever increasing dark days. May our Father bless you and keep you and all His people under His wings in Jesus name.

  2. Praise Jesus… AMEN!

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