The more I have been reading and meditating on this subject the more I realized...I have MORE to say! What is the solution for brokenness? Brokenness. Yes, the acknowledgement of being broken. I have seen how often I do EVERYTHING I can to keep up appearances that I am fine and everything is okay. I was becoming a master of illusion, an expert at covering pain, a follower of fads, and I didn't want to admit any of it.
GOOD NEWS: God makes the broken whole. Kyle Idleman says it perfectly, "He takes the overlooked, the undervalued, the left out, the written off, the damaged and destroyed, and then he does what only he can do...God loves to make the broken beautiful."
When you live in a world that says "flaws are fatal" your natural response is to cover up any flaw you may have. I say flaws are openings to revealing the power and beauty of God. Only He can use my broken pieces and remold them to what seems best to HIM. The question becomes, "Am I willing to let the cracks show?
In Isaiah 53:5 we see that we are made whole because HE was broken.
"But he was wounded for the wrong we did; he was crushed for the evil we did. The punishment, which made us well, was given to him, and we are healed because of HIS wounds."
No more cover up. No more hiding. No more illusions, avoidance, and falsehood. My name is Caren and I am broken. The good news? I am on the path of being made whole by the One who calls me His own.
A Bit About ME!
Hey friend! My name is Caren and I am so glad you stopped by! This blog is a bit of my corner on the internet where I share honest thoughts about my faith journey, fitness journey, doctor wife journey, and motherhood journey. ALL of it! The good bad and ugly! I pray that something I share encourages you today!