Monday, November 9, 2015

Buried in Brokenness, Raised in Glory

We all go through periods of our lives where sometimes our situation becomes too much to bear.  We come to a place where we feel as if we have nothing left to give and no more fight left with in us.  The ones we love hurt us and somehow loving others becomes more of a difficult task.  We realize that there are pieces of us that are missing and that we desperately need to be fixed.  We feel overwhelmed and buried in our brokenness.

To be buried is to be submerged or engrossed.  At times, it is so easy to become engrossed in our brokenness and lose sight of God’s hand upon our lives.  We forget how to love and what it feels like to be loved by our Creator.  We question His ultimate plan for our lives.  We lose all hope. 

Broken beyond repair. 

A lie the devil has whispered in our ears and hearts time and time again. At one point, I allowed this lie to become my truth.  However, in time I  learned that although we may feel as if we are buried in our brokenness, God wants to raise us in His glory.  He wants to make every ugly part of us into something so beautiful.  He is the only one who can make beauty from ashes.  We must first realize that we are broken and that our way of doing things is no longer effective.  God is ALWAYS intentional in what He does/allows and His plans can never be shaken.  Therefore no matter what we go through, it is all a part of His plan.

YES!!, even your brokenness is a part of His plan.  God uses our brokenness to draw us closer to Him and to help us to realize our undeniable need for Him in our lives.   

Right now you may feel as if you’re buried in brokenness, but God wants to raise you in His glory.  You might feel buried in your weakness, but God wants to raise you in His strength.  Don’t run away from your brokenness or ever feel as if you are broken beyond repair. Give Him everything. The hurt. The pain. The uncertainty. Let Him make you whole again.