Broken to Mended
“The Lord is near to the broken hearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” Psalm 34:18 (ESV)
The past few years I have found myself talking to God with a broken and crushed spirit. Experiencing setbacks, heartbreak, let downs, fear, and disappointments has drained me. But what I have found with each and every conversation with God is that he keeps handling all of my family’s setbacks, heartbreaks, let downs, fears, and disappointments.
Psalm 34:18 says, “ The Lord is near to those who are discouraged; he saves those who have lost all hope.”
“The reason brokenness is beautiful is because of how God can use it in our lives. It is something that can draw us near to Him. Brokenness can make room for a contrite heart and repentance to bring us back into fellowship with Him when we have miserably failed. It is not lovely in and of itself, it is not the end of the journey, it is not a cute hashtag to put on a picture of a dirty house. It’s not a word to use when you want to feel “authentic”. Standing alone, it is messy and sad. No, the beauty in spiritual brokenness is found in where it brings us.” http://e360bible.org/blog/the-meaning-of-brokenness-truth-about-being-broken-in-the-sight-of-god/
God is going to prepare my family for whatever comes next. God can and will take your brokenness, mend it, and put the pieces back together creating something so beautiful. I can 100% testify to that!
“He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.” Psalm 147:3 (NIV)
Riley Clemsons Broken Prayers
Counting My Blessings,