Have you ever felt just..broken? Like everything is falling apart, or has broken apart and you’re left sitting in the midst of a broken life. Broken job, broken marriage, broken home, broken emotions… fill in the blank. I find myself struggling with that these past several years. Then add the entrance of menopause to the mix and woohoo…not fun 🙂 It’s times like this that I try to stay in the Word of God regardless of my feelings. I can’t trust my emotions at this point in life, but I can always trust the Lord and His Word 🙂
One thing that comforts me (at least a little) is that I’m not alone. We are ALL broken. It’s not an issue of misery loving company, but a fact that until Jesus returns and we receive our glorified bodies and are taken into glory, we are living in a fallen world. Ever since the fall of man in Eden, mankind is broken. That’s why Jesus came. To take our broken place on the cross and pay a debt He did not owe, since we owed a debt we are too broken to pay. It’s a cause of great joy when you really meditate on that. So like Casting Crowns sing in the video at the end of this post, we are broken together. Rely on the Word of God, prayer, and fellowship with other broken people. That’s what I’m doing.
Brokenness is universal. We all have things in life that trigger deep insecurities and make us feel desperate for reassurance.
But here’s the amazing thing.
While brokenness is universal—God’s redemption is also universal for those who proclaim Christ as Lord. No matter what cracks and crevices we have in our heart, if we seek the truth of God above all else He is enough to fill in those raw places.
Have you felt desperate for reassurance lately? Tonight, spend a few minutes letting these truths fill your mind and seep into those desperate places of your heart:
The LORD your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing (Zephaniah 3:17).
I pray that you…may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ (Ephesians 3:17-18).
Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you (1 Peter 5:7).
The LORD appeared to us in the past, saying: “I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with loving-kindness” (Jeremiah 31:3).
Whatever is true…think about such things…And the God of peace will be with you (Philippians 4:8-9).
– Lysa TerKeurst