Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Broken's Goodness

I don't like to be broken. I don't like to feel broken.

But I'm beginning to understand the purpose behind my pieces.

We don't break most things on purpose, we usually refer to broken things as accidents. But God doesn't specialize in accidents.

I am not an accident.

God sent His Son, Jesus, on purpose....
.... to break something, on purpose.
when we come to Jesus with a repentant heart something supernatural happens...
our sin is broken into pieces.

We usually don't like it when something breaks. We're constantly trying to hold all of our pieces together. We try to control our lives.
We try to control our sin.

We can't see that our sin is controlling us.

In Romans 6, Paul shares that the truth of the matter is we are "slaves" to our sin.

Jesus is not like us. He is not afraid of the mess. He is here today to break your sin and set you free! The truth is, we need Him.

"Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8:32 NIV

To Him, broken is good. Broken is His invitation to run in, rescue us, and begin picking up the pieces! In our brokenness, we are made whole. In our weakness, He is strong!

He doesn't waste a piece of us.

I have to be broken, to be fixed....

Broken is good.

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30 NIV


  1. Again, another post, as you know I nodded to the whole time. There really is NO sweeter place to be than broken in our Lord's arms! He is ever gentle and lovingly putting us back together from a mess we probably brought on our selves, but he takes our mess and makes it fruit! God's so good!

  2. Preach it sister! Shared this one on my facebook. :)

    1. You're very sweet Rachel! Thank you so much! I have joy in my heart today as I continue to learn how to let God show me how to flourish in my own brokenness. Be blessed sister!

  3. I love the reminder that to God, broken is good. Beautifully said. Thank you.

  4. To be broken is to desperately need the One Who was broken for me.

  5. Shannon, that's a wonderful way to put it! I know I need fixing...and He loves to fix me. God is good! Thank you for coming to visit with me today girl!

  6. Hi Angel! I love how He brings my brokenness out into the light and tells me that being "okay" isn't good enough, He wants me to be great, He wants me recovered and whole, in His salvation and love! Thank you so much for stopping by and chatting with me Angel!