Broken: 1. Violently separated into pieces. 2. Damaged or altered by breaking. 3. Shattered. 4. No longer in working order. 5. Unusable. 6. Rejected.
“The Lord is there to rescue all who are discouraged and have given up hope. He is close to those who have suffered disappointment. He is near to the brokenhearted. He saves those who are discouraged, crushed in spirit and who have lost all hope.” (Psalm 34:18)
This word “broken” keeps following me around! Last week I wrote a blog post about being broken and yet beautiful which received the most views that day of any I have written on my blog. I have also written a post called “God can fix a broken heart” which has received the most views overall on my blog.
I just can’t escape this word. This theme. Broken.
So it makes me stop and ask myself the question: “Am I still broken?”
Is my heart still broken?
I spent so many years in a lonely place of doubt, discouragement and disappointment but I thought I was healed. Fixed. Perhaps I’m not. Perhaps just a little bit of me is still broken inside. A little piece of my heart still hasn’t been completely mended.
Perhaps it has been shattered beyond repair.
Perhaps it is meant to stay broken as a reminder of God’s truth that He remains close to the broken hearted.
As a culture we throw away broken things. I’m so grateful God loves me so much that He didn’t throw me away when I became broken and crushed in spirit. Instead He lovingly restored me. He rescued me when I was discouraged. He remained close to me even when I pushed Him away. When my heart was broken and I felt crushed with doubt about His goodness and faithfulness, He continued to hold me close.
I guess the reality is, a little bit of me is still broken. But that’s okay because through this journey of brokenness I have learned that God did not turn away from me when I came to Him with a broken heart. He promised to give me new life. I truly believe God can fix a broken heart. That’s what He is doing to mine.
He is faithful to do all that He has promised.
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