Through the course of life, we are going to experience brokenness. Whether it’s the pain we feel over a broken promise or the physical pain of a broken bone. The separation of a loved one can bring intense pain to our weary heart. The painful words exchanged in a fight always leaves our heart broken once again.
It’s inevitable as long as we are alive, we will feel the painful blows of brokenness.
When something is broken the world tends to see it as worthless and without hesitation, throws it out.
Do you find yourself sitting in your life unable to move? The pain is real, and your brokenness is unbearable. Do you find yourself trying to numb the pain using what ever you can to medicate, just to get through that moment?
Our brokenness is a result of being alive in a sinful world. Either things have been done to us, or we have done things out of our own choices to cause our pain. Either way, the brokenness can be paralyzing.
There was a time in my life where I found myself living life behind the shadows of brokenness, pain, and fear. Judgments being cast my way and everyday I longed to be made new. I remember driving past a hospital on my everyday route, and the digital sign would read how long the wait was just to be seen in the emergency room. There were days where I felt so broken, I wondered what it would be like if I drove in and simply asked to be fixed. I’m sure they would need to know my symptoms. I had a list already arranged in my mind. My heart aches from the pain of abuse and betrayal. My head hurts from the constant thoughts of old memories haunting me. Can you fix me? Can you make me better? This would be my desperate cry.
What would it be like to be made whole? that was often a thought that crossed my mind.
Jesus came into this world for that very reason: to make us whole. The God of this world came to save us from our foolishness and deliver us from the fires of hell. He who knew no sin came and stood in our place. He died a criminals death for you and me.
His offer stands to eternity DO YOU WANT TO BE HEALED?
God doesn’t treat our brokeness like the world does. The bible says, “The Lord is near to the brokenhearted; he rescues those whose spirits are crushed.” -Psalm 34:18
Ezekiel 36:26- “I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; and I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh.”
When our hearts are broken time after time, if we are not careful, our hearts become hardened and we are unable to feel compassion, conviction, love, trust, and forgiveness. Here God is saying “I can take that hardened heart and make it a heart that can feel again. A heart that can love again, and trust again.”
You might be reading this and thinking blah blah Jamie, I have heard it all before! Maybe you have. The Lord wants to have an inner victory in your life not just a temporary one. That is why the Lord says, “Turn to me now while there is time. Give me your hearts. Come with fasting weeping and mourning. Don’t tear your clothes in your grief, but tear your hearts instead.” Return to the Lord your God, for he is merciful and compassionate, slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love. He is eager to relent and not punish.
Nothing and no one can fix the brokeness in your life but God. He sees you, and he loves you.
If your brokenness sits before you daily, He is here asking you to come to him and allow him to bring you comfort. He will reach into your heart and help you pull the bitter roots, the resentment and hatred you feel, and the anger that stirs. God will take your broken heart and make it better than it was before, something he will use to bring him glory.
Maybe you’re the person who has learned to hide behind the veil of perfection. Maybe your heart is hard and it’s God you blame. Maybe you’re just enduring this life and justifying the vices you use to cope. Maybe you refuse to see that you are broken because pride fills the void and the enemy has convinced you that as long as you are serving in church, playing the good Christian and smiling to let the world know you are okay, then all is well.
My heart cries in this place, for I too have been there, only to wake up years later and realize I’ve walked around with a hard heart and a plastic smile. God did what he needed to do to break me so he could remake me to be the person he intended me to be. Isaiah 64:8- “And yet, O lord you are our father. We are the clay, and you are the potter. We all are formed by your hand.”
Yield to the process of God changing you. It would be much better than resisting. God loves you too much to let you stay this way. If you call yourself a child of God then let his love break through the walls of your hard heart and set you free. Sorrow always follows brokenness, but godly sorrow changes our lives forever.
God, you are the one who sees past our veils, past our fake smiles, and our temporary moments of happiness. Forgive us. Take our hearts as we offer it up to you asking that you come and make us new. Bring Holy Spirit conviction. Show us the things in our lives that are not pleasing to you. Jesus would you pour your precious blood over us and heal our wounds. God give us your forgiveness for those who have hurt us and caused great pain in our lives. Teach us how to move from this place we focus on daily and give us the eyes to see the eternal picture that you have come to set us free and we no longer need to live in the lies of the enemy but we can live victories in Jesus name. Give us the courage to look deep inside ourselves and allow you to remake us. I pray these things in Jesus name, amen.
Praying for your heart to be made new.