God Uses Brokenness
For sometime now I’ve felt like I’m stuck in a bad dream. Or that I was in some bad car wreck that I can’t remember. Whatever the case, I’ve never felt more broken in my life. Literally my entire life has been changed from just one major slip and fall. I feel like I’ve been broken down on the side of the road bleeding to death for years.
However, I’m beginning to see that brokenness is a universal language. While it comes in many different forms it all produces similar feelings. You feel so helpless and the hurting seems to have no end. Once you’ve experienced true brokenness you can recognize it much easier. In fact, in many ways it creates a brotherhood with others who feel their lives were suddenly turn upside down.
There is no doubt that God uses brokenness. He uses it to get us where He needs us to be. He uses it to increase our compassion towards others facing it. And, He uses it as a bridge of opportunity to connect with others in a way otherwise impossible.He even uses it to increase His closeness with Him. While we might hate the painful process we can’t deny the obvious platform brokenness creates for God’s goodness and grace to be revealed.
“Going through the motions doesn’t please you, a flawless performance is nothing to you.I learned God-worship when my pride was shattered. Heart-shattered lives ready for love don’t for a moment escape God’s notice.”
(Psalm 51:16-17)(The Message)