From “Lessons in the Wilderness” by David G. Perkins
Author’s note. This is revision 2 of the same article published a while back. It needed refining.
The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and a contrite heart, O God, You will not despise.
We all break. The array of things that break us is astonishing. Each thing is exactly the tool needed to do the breaking.
When we break, we look for a remedy from the pain.
Some turn to alcohol.
Some turn to sex.
Some turn to pills.
Some turn to secular solutions, full of promise, empty of results.
If we belong to God we will see that what God could have prevented by His power, He allowed in His wisdom. It is to Him we take our broken pieces.
Let the bones which You have broken rejoice (Psa 51:8)
God understands brokenness. Jesus was God in the flesh. Jesus was shattered on the cross for us. Jesus was broken. Yet, He rose again.
God’s strength is revealed in our broken pieces. God mends all that is broken and restores the damaged vessel to a greater purpose. His handiwork is revealed in our brokenness.
What others have written off as trash and useless, God will mend with His pure love. No one is so broken that God cannot mend him. What pieces are discarded, He replaces with Himself. You become a reflection of His Own Son in the handiwork of His healing.
Broken things become blessed things when God does the mending.
“…by His stripes, we are healed” Isaiah 53:5
Take your broken pieces to God.
His love will repair you and restore you.
Your purpose in Him will grow to greater things than before.
Let’s be about it.
David G. Perkins