I bet you thought I was going to tell you a joke, huh?
According to the title of this blog and its first line, if I were reading it, I would have thought that, too! We would both be laughing and having fun. But…things are often not as they appear!
And our weaknesses can be a container for God’s glory.”
~ Ann Voskamp
You know, God has a unique way of showing me things. I placed this broken chair and umbrella out by the road this week for the garbage man to take away. It was time for them to be gone! I didn’t need that reminder of the little storm that tumbled the chair across the yard, busting it up. I didn’t need the reminder that the umbrella had served its purpose and it was time for a newer, younger, fresher one to take its place. I took action. I dragged them to the place where I knew someone could get rid of them. Then, I just needed to wait until the right time for them to be gone, trusting that it would be taken care of in a timely manner. Isn’t that how we need to be with our brokenness? Drag it out into the open and leave it there for the one best trusted and qualified to remove it! Seems simplistic but not always easy.
Be blessed and know that prayer is covering you every day, and when people forget and get too busy to remember and pray, we have Jesus who intercedes for us. Because He sits at the right hand of God Himself, I can just imagine Jesus whispering in His ear, on our behalf, telling him how much we mean to him and that we are his chosen and beloved bride. He want’s what is best for us because He loves us with all of His heart! Can’t you just imagine the throne room even now?!
The Broken Way by Ann Voskamp was recommended to me in January during a time when I was really struggling. When I felt to my wits end and needed to share, I must admit, my friend’s words were hard to swallow. She said, “My friend, you are broken. And it’s okay!” It was only then that the weight on my shoulders slid off and I confessed that she was right. I am broken. Have been. It’s okay. Jesus heals and restores my soul.
While I was writing this blog, I remembered one I wrote some long time back. If you are feeling broken today, I encourage you to read or re-read this blog as well.
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