"Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed."

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Brokenness

Ever feel as if your life is this way?

Finding that I cannot fix myself or my problems, I realize that I need God.


The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit;
a broken and contrite heart,
O God, you will not despise.
 

Perhaps you can relate to this ...


"Instead of trying to fix your brokenness, maybe you need to embrace it.  Your brokenness may be a blessing in disguise. Like a mother who is drawn to her crying baby, God is drawn to human brokenness. And if you allow Him to, he will put you back together in ways that will one day cause you to celebrate the brokenness as a gift from God. It's in our brokenness that God's holiness is most clearly revealed." 




"Like a good shepherd who breaks the leg of a lamb that has a tendency to stray away from the flock, thereby putting itself in danger, God breaks us when and where we need to be broken.  It seems like cruel and unusual punishment, but it is God's way of protecting us from ourselves. And the breaking always has a redemptive purpose. The hurt will heal stronger. And God graciously carries us around His shoulders until we have the strength to stand on our own two feet again."



I like that the breaking has a redemptive purpose and most importantly that God is there through it to carry me.  He has said, "I will never leave thee or forsake thee."

quotes from pages 126 and 128 ~ Soul Print by Mark Batterson

6 comments:

Becky said...

I know that feeling very well, especially during my past relationship, I think God was preparing me, making me ready for the break, because when I felt worst, it was before I even broke up with him, after that just relief.

I hope everything is okay with you, I send you a msg on FB :)

Susanne said...

Thanks for your sweet FB message! :)

And I appreciate your sharing what you did from your own life. Nice hearing from you, Becky!

Becky said...

Ah yes, notice how I'm actually ON TIME! :P hahahahahaha

Susanne said...

Yay! you win the ON TIME award! ;-) :D

Lat said...

I agree that the feelings of brokenness brings us more aware of God than our success.

I hope the post is not something you are dealing with right now.if it is,I pray that they'll leave soon.I believe God is with us all thru' our brokenness and happiness.He/She never left us alone to begin with.Love you friend!*hug*

Susanne said...

Lat, thank you for your wonderful words. Thankfully I'm doing great at the moment, but I think we all have periods of life where the words of this post would speak to us. I really appreciate your concern and your great feedback!

Thank you, dear friend! :)