You and I are broken people—disappointed, rejected, lonely, grieving. It is nothing to be ashamed of. Everyone we meet is broken.
But we are ashamed. We work relentlessly to hide away our brokenness, to present to the world an image that life has not marred us. We then try to drown out our pain with the endless distractions of work, busyness, material possessions, romance…
Hiding our brokenness only makes the wound fester and grow. By ignoring our brokenness we become even more isolated in our misery. The only way to heal that abyss of pain is to face it head on and surrender it to Christ.
I know it takes great courage to address this darkness. You fear it will destroy you. But there is no safer place.
“The LORD is close to the brokenhearted
and saves those who are crushed in spirit.”
In the light of Christ’s love, you will begin to see that your brokenness is a testament of your desire to love and to be loved. It is a part of your story, your uniqueness. Your brokenness tells the world where you have been, what you have experienced, what you have survived, and who you are.
As Christ enters into the broken places of your heart and begins to heal the pain that is there, you will find that instead of deeper isolation, your brokenness is the very thing that will connect you with the world. Your brokenness will be a stage for the miraculous power of God.