Updated: Mar 6, 2018
Hurt, pain, betrayal, deception, and feelings of worthlessness are conditions that cause suffering and hurts. Brokenness hurts. Many Christians never deal with their own issues and are desperate for help even in the church. They will gladly sweep their brokenness under the rug to make them disappear by pretending to be well. Brokenness occurs when we try to live life on our terms by not following God's Word.
Brokenness can take many forms including insignificance, emptiness, anxiety, bitterness, depression, addictions, shame, perfectionism, etc. Some Christians try to overcome this pain by filling their lives with substitutes like alcohol, drugs, sex, material things and even work. When we attempt to lift ourselves out without turning to God, we will fail. To be whole we need to turn to our Creator for help.
God wants to deal with your dark places. He wants to heal you for His service. He wants you to overcome all your limits to be blessed beyond the bruises. He wants to replace the ashes of your experiences with the beauty in God that can only be obtained through an intimate relationship with him. He desires for you to live and operate in true authenticity as revealed in His word. He wants to make you whole. God is the Great Physician. He can fix up all of your broken parts.
The bible says in Psalms 8:13 that 'I will listen to what God the Lord says; he promises peace to his people, his faithful servants but let them not turn to folly. Surely his salvation is near those who fear him, that his glory may dwell in our land. Love and faithfulness meet together; righteousness and peace kiss each other'.
The brokenness of our lives allows God to shine through us. Becoming whole is God's will for us. He wants us to be whole in Body, Soul and Spirit. But we need his help. So to overcome our brokenness, we must realize that we have to be healed by a power greater than ourselves. If we look only to ourselves we won't be able to make the journey from brokenness to wholeness. The Psalmist (147:3) says, "He heals the brokenhearted, and binds up their wounds."
Are you broken in spirit today? Do you live with a broken heart? If so, I urge you to come download my new eBook to reach out for that abundant life that Jesus promised you. Let this be the beginning of your journey from brokenness to wholeness.