Friday, January 2, 2015

Broken


Broken 
Romans 8:28
And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

Broken, broken, broken! Broken homes, broken hearts, broken bodies, broken hopes and dreams, broken health, broken vows, broken lives–––Oh, the pain in these words? Are you broken or being broken through financial loss, upon a bed of illness or through the death of a loved one? God knows all about it. In His infinite wisdom, He would not permit it if He did not see that in the end, somewhere, it would serve a purpose for which you do not know. If you are being broken, God is right there with you. We think broken things are a loss, but God turns them to His gain. God will never use a man until he is broken but will use the broken man for His glory.

We, as Christians, need to examine ourselves in the light of God’s Word and know that the presence of broken things in our life does not necessarily mean broken without remedy with no hope of healing but broken before God as in Psalm 51:17; “a broken and a contrite heart, God, wilt not despise. Your brokenness may be the very thing that God will use in bringing about humility with a heart that recognizes the greatness of His grace. The broken and contrite heart can be molded by God as He searches the core of your being and begins to mend or heal the pain of a broken heart.

What’s broken in your life that you don’t think God even cares about? Are you broken because of sin in your life or could it be because; “this is the will of God concerning you?” Take heart, the Father makes no mistakes. He is constantly working to make us who are. For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known (I Corinthians 13:12.) I am truly thankful for the “Broken Things” in my life that have caused me to examine myself that I might appreciate the inexhaustible love Christ has for me.

Prayer:  Lord, may the brokenness I am experiencing now become the healing force You use to bring glory to Your name.

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