Just some thoughts…
When something or someone is broken, our first thoughts are they need to be fixed…our “we need to fix this” thought tends to be the first to pop into our minds. Really though, when you think about it, we need to be healed - not fixed. When something is fixed, it’s “patched up” to be as good as new. When someone is healed they aren’t “patched up” they’re made new…we become complete and even stronger than we were before. Instead of being new as though we’d never been broken in the first place, we become new in the sense that we are given the gift of continuing mercy and grace even though we run into some bumps along the way. We become new in that we have had these experiences but we are still being molded and shaped into the person we were created to be.
Brokenness that is fixed, is patched or sewn up. It can easily crack, tear, or be chipped away at again. Basically, being fixed is only temporary. Brokenness that is healed, is completely new. Though it often includes a scar, healing that surrounds brokenness is forever. Sure, it can be chipped at, but there is a wrapping that is stronger than the attempt to chip away the new. This is a wrapping of mercy, grace, and unconditional love from a Father who holds our world in His very hands. No matter how much we trip, stumble, fall, and completely crash through our story, that never-ending grace is there to catch us.
I’m so thankful for the ability to be caught…to let go of what I’m feeling and free-fall into the hands of an incredible God…to be able to set my focus and my gaze on Him, and watch Him rejuvenate my heart one beat at a time.
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- allofmesurrendered said: Praise Him. This is beautiful, Audrey. Very wise.
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- ezerkenegdo said: We just read this aloud in Books-a-million. So lovely. So true. :)
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