“He knows what broke your heart. He knows where to find all the pieces.”
God knows when our hearts are broken. Just because someone else broke it doesn’t mean God isn’t mending it, nurturing it, and loving you in all the ways you need to feel loved. When others do not live up to our expectations, He will never let us down. People will always disappoint us (whether intentional or not) because we are human. We should try to always do the best we can but we will mess up. Jesus would not have a reason to have gone through such a horrific sacrifice if we were perfect. The process of getting through the brokenness may hurt and be uncomfortable; however, if we empty ourselves to God, if we bow before Him sitting in His throne pouring out our hearts as a fragrant offering (much like an alabaster box) He can begin to use us.
He is looking for the broken to begin using in His kingdom. Don’t believe me?
You can’t bind up the brokenhearted, if you have never been brokenhearted. – Isaiah 61:1
He doesn’t want those who go through the motions, but instead those who are broken – Psalm 51:16-17
When we are brokenhearted He is close to us – Psalm 34:18
He gives grace to those who are humble, if we are broken we can’t be prideful – James 4:6
Do you feel broken or do you feel like nothing is going the way you had hoped? Do you feel like no one loves you and no one will ever love you? The good news is you do not have to remain in that way of thinking or feeling.
When Jesus died for our sins he gave us an ability to live a life for Him full of encouragement, hope, passion, and power and to live eternally with Him when we pass on from this life. We are created in His image. So, in those moments when we feel like we’re not enough, we aren’t pretty enough, we aren’t capable of doing what’s in front of us, when we’re full of fear instead of faith, we need to remember that by being created in His image we have the ability to do all of those things. We do not have to settle for a life of poverty or a misunderstanding. We do not have to settle for a mediocre life, a mediocre career, being a mediocre mom or dad, sister or brother. We the ability to be the best.
In order to achieve all of this, we have to surrender our souls and our life to Jesus. We must officially accept Him into our hearts and then choose to live an identified life for Him for the remainder of our lives. If you have given your life to Christ then you should be bearing the fruit of it on a daily basis. It begins with being 100% truthful about where you are, what you want, and what you have to do to get it. The love of Jesus is conditional. You must make the decision to accept Him to receive the promises to have spoken in the Bible. The most amazing part of the entire process of salvation is after accepting Jesus, His love for us is unconditional.
This morning I am filled with the HOPE of God in our situations that seem exhausting. It doesn’t matter how big something seems – or looks – a mountain or a mountain range is tiny for God. I mean, c’mon, when you create the earth you can easily get rid of something on the earth. 🙂 The mountains are trembling because they may be standing in front of you temporarily, but they know what is coming! And so does the devil! Let your feet hit the floor this morning with strength, confidence, and a loud BOOM!
It may not happen in YOUR timing or even how YOU think it should look… And you may endure pain and suffering. There’s a list of scripture that explains we may suffer but to count it as joy. Sounds backwards, yes, but in a way it’s the ultimate compliment if you think about it. (How often we need to just change our perspective on things, but that is another blog for another day.) Worship Him today for the miracle that is coming… not the miracle you are asking for. (Did you see what I did there?) Thank Him for the answer to prayer that is coming… not the answer you are still praying for. (See it again?)
Do you believe? You can ask all you want – but we must have faith.
FAITH: The thing hoped for but not yet seen.
It’s not easy. If it were, everyone would do it – and not everyone chooses to experience His miracles. They have no idea what they are missing out on. We can go as deep in God as we want – EVERY DAY – and STILL never experience all of Him. Don’t believe me? Try it!
I have these playing in the background for the day because I love, love, love His glory. #breakingthroughthemountain
Matthew 7:21 says, “…Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven.”
How often we pray “your will not my will Lord” but then turn and slap God in the face doing what WE want to do after all. I challenge you to ask yourself – “Am I following God’s will in all things? Or my desires?”