A Journey of Healing

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.

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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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    1. Yes we are all definitely broken in our own ways…& while comfort from others is great…it is only momentary, it never quite sates the void the brokenness has left behind, so we then constantly seek a source of comfort to fill the brokenness. Unfortunately, comfort does not heal brokenness…it only puts a bandage to cover it.
      Healing brings peace, serenity & rest from the constant seeking after things to fill the void of brokenness.
      Thank you I had a lovely weekend & I always enjoy a good cuppa.


  1. I have a round magnet on my refrigerator with the statement “God will heal a broken heart if you give Him all the pieces.” It can be painful to pick up those sharp shards from the past, but He will be faithful to use them in our restoration. A pastor told me years ago that God doesn’t waste anything, including the wreckage of our past.

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  2. Those broken pieces restored by our Great Creator and Restorer become something beautiful when we hand them over to Him. He never fails! Thanks for reminding me of his healing and restorative powers, Jennifer. ❤ xo

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  3. Thanks, Jennifer!
    Even though Scripture is clear on our brokenness, we need the reminder that we are all standing in that place of needing to be mended. It’s a blessing to know that God stands ready to do that every single day!

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  4. Jennifer–you are so gifted in gently leading us to consider a profound question. I’ve experienced much healing in my life, but I do think it’s good to revisit this question of if there are more pieces that have yet to be healed.

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    1. Hi Wrae,
      Lovely to have you drop by….I have found through personal experience that the hard work & journey of mending brokenness is so much lighter & easier when I have allowed God’s love to do the restoration & transformation with me.
      And He does take a unique & individual approach with each person…


  5. I will go about my day being grateful for all the things that have caused a bit of brokenness here and there. Your post reminded me of how beautiful those cracks can be. Thank you! Let the light shine through!

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  6. Jennifer, your description of how God heals brokenness is beautiful. God is tender in the healing process, isn’t He? THe picture of Him holding each piece of our broken selves in His hand, working with us and in us as He heals . . . I’m thankful that He is gentle with our pain. And when we hand over those broken pieces of our lives to Him, we can be assured He is trustworthy, safe, and tender in the healing.

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  7. I have heard of this analogy and I sure do appreciate it. I feel broken a lot of days, and then try and let him fill me. Some days I “feel” like I am doing a good job of it and others not so much, then I remember his filling isn’t dependent on me for which I am thankful. Blessings to you!

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  8. Hello Jennifer!

    Starting to go back and catch up a little with your posts. This one was a balm after a very wearying day. So on target and well said. Our brokenness does like His light shine through. It is indeed a process. Those who acknowledge it are stronger, I think, than those who pretend or try to hide their brokenness.

    Enjoying these times with you!❤️


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  9. Good question, Jennifer–what pieces am I still holding onto deep down? It’s a question I’ve been grappling with a lot lately and I don’t always like what I find! However, like you’ve pointed out, once I turn them over to Jesus, He makes them into a beautiful mosaic that His light and healing can shine through! Lovely post, my friend!

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  10. Loved joining you at the table again. Brokenness isn’t something we enjoy thinking about, but it is a reality. Until we realized we have fractures, we cannot begin the mending process with God. thanks! Look forward to sitting with you again soon.

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  11. Beautiful post, Jennifer. I think that all of us who have lived a long time have suffered a broken heart at one time or another. We are broken and live in a broken world. Only God can make us whole.

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  12. Hi Jennifer, This post was so good! Bringing with it so much encouragement. The Word pictures you painted were just beautiful!

    I just finished a book by a fellow Christian blogger where she talks about sitting with God for an afternoon and asking Him to bring to your mind your broken places and then journaling through and allowing the Lord to bring healing to those areas. As I go through that exercise, I will think back to this post. I loved how you called Him the Great Restorer and indeed He is!

    Thanks so much for sharing.

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  13. I’m so thankful for how Christ Jesus heals our brokenness. How He mends and restores! So many seasons in life we get wounded but the best thing to do is to run straight to Jesus every time. He refashions us every time. #faithandfriends linkup

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  14. Love this description of how in our brokenness and as Christ mends us that His light shines through those spaces! It’s so very true that through His healing and restoration….God makes beautiful things all in His time! Inspire me Monday linkup

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  15. What a beautiful reminder that God can pick up the pieces and heal the brokenness. Thanks for linking up at the #GatheringofFriendsLinkParty 4

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  16. Hi Jennifer,

    What a beautiful post. I loved this part, “Those who allow God to do His healing work in them will each have a unique pattern to His shining light. Though this does not mean that they are perfect, they are still being transformed in other areas of brokenness…but it does mean they are looking to Him for their lives….”

    We do have to be willing to allow God to work. This went so well with my post that went out today. I’m offering a book giveaway drawing. You might be interested in this book. “The Heart That Heals.”

    We had a few things happen over Thanksgiving, and I found many of the broken pieces resurface. But what was neat was to see they had mended. Yes, still painful, but we could see the light.

    Thank you for linking up with Grace and Truth. Maree

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  17. Jennifer, thank you for your encouragement here! This post spoke to my heart today, as I do think I hold onto the broken pieces of my past, afraid to allow Jesus to transform them, or maybe I’m afraid he can’t transform them. Thank you for your faithfulness in sharing though your own story!

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    1. I think at times we all do that Donna with certain broken areas that we cling to. But I love how He so gently & patiently asks us to hand them to Him step by step, little by little, bit by bit. ♥


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