THE BEAUTY OF BROKENNESS
None of us enjoys going through difficult circumstances in life. If you have trusted Christ as your Savior, you may think you deserve an easier life. If God is good, why would his children have to endure hardship? Well, take heart, my friend, because our great God is actually allowing times of brokenness in our lives, so He may ultimately reveal who He is to us and through us. Let’s take a look . . .
Have you ever felt like your nets were empty? Jesus is the one who may be whispering to you in that still small voice, encouraging you to once again ~ throw out that net! The blessings Jesus Christ provides are bigger than your net may hold. All you need to do is trust Christ to fill your net and ultimately mend your net.
Sometimes God wants to break up our comfortable surroundings in order to use us more effectively.
If Jesus had not sacrificed Himself for us, we would not have the freedom in Him and the hope of Heaven we have today.
No one chooses to be broken, but when Jesus Christ is the one who picks up the pieces and puts them back together, He can completely change the vessel into what He wants it to be. Without Him holding those pieces together, we would be practically useless as this vessel needs a good bonding agent to keep everything in place, in order that we may still have a purpose.
Press on, dear friend. We serve a Mighty God and we can trust Him with our broken pieces! The next time you recognize your brokenness, look to Him – He is the Author and Finisher of our faith, and He has a purpose for all of those broken pieces.
Thank-you, Melissa, for joining us today, sharing your heart, and shining your light for Jesus.
Melissa is married to Brian Wiita, pastor of Faith Baptist Church in Proctor, Minnesota.
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