I have been reflecting upon brokenness…
Have you ever suffered a broken heart? Or maybe a trauma so great that you felt completely shattered emotionally, mentally, spiritually or physically.
I am sure all who visit here have experienced some type of brokenness in their lives…
But you know what…
to truly understand brokenness we first need to go through the process of healing…
& that dear friend can be a painful, scary & anxiety inducing process!
But ultimately very rewarding, restorative & transformative to a healed wholeness for a far greater purpose.
In my life I have experienced many such times of brokenness.
A great deal of restoration has been done but there is yet more to accomplish.
I have not done this work on my own though…
I have had the great Restorer, God Himself & those whom He has sent along the various crossroads in my life to accompany me on this journey of healing transformation.
Recently, while walking along the beach & thinking about this, an image of what God’s healing & restoration process looks like came to mind.
A vase was laying on the ground, where it had fallen, broken in pieces, some larger & others completely shattered. Our brokenness can look similar.
Then God approaches us, as explained in Seasons & generations... & if we will allow Him picks up each broken piece delicately & then examines each one carefully with us, as part of His healing work.
Restoring the larger pieces with the clear glue of His love
But some pieces are so shattered that instead of restoration He replaces those areas wholly with Himself in a most transformative way.
Then the transparency of His love allows His light to shine through those transformed areas!
So, that through our mended brokenness others may see the light of His love & strength through us, beaming forth as living beacons of hope.
Those who allow God to do His healing work in them will each have a unique pattern to His shining light.
Though this doesn’t mean they are perfect for they are still being transformed in other areas of brokenness.
But it does mean they are looking to Him for their lives.
While we are reflecting together dear friend, shall we ask ourselves…
What pieces of the broken vase are we still holding onto deep down that we know only God can heal, restore & transform?
With His love, strength, patience & kindness so that we may uniquely shine His light in this darkened world.
Until next time dear friend,
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