Beautifully Broken

Have you ever dropped your favorite mug on the floor and seen it shatter into a million pieces? Time almost slows down as you try to catch it before it touches the floor, but alas, it hits the floor with a deafening bang and cracks into pieces. It was the perfect mug - just the right shape, kept your drink at just the right temperature, and had just the perfect saying on the front of it. You feel like a piece of yourself is shattered on the floor with it, but after a minute or two of mourning, you sweep up the pieces, throw it all in the trash, and write “new mug” on your shopping list. There is no sense in trying to put it back together; it would never be the perfect mug again. It is now broken, and it can’t be mended.

Unlike us, God can mend the broken and make it beautiful again. When something shatters in our lives, God can use the broken pieces and reshape them into something wonderful. He is, after all, the potter and we are the clay. Jeremiah 18:4 states, “But the pot he was shaping from the clay was marred in his hands; so the potter formed it into another pot, shaping it as seemed best to him.” At the time when something in your life shatters, it may seem very impossible for it to be put back together. Or it may feel like your life can never be the same, but with God all things are possible (Matthew 19:26). He can mend anything in your life; it just may not be exactly what you had in mind. He can heal any hurt, any scar, any hidden and broken part of your heart. He can lead you down His path for your life. Just lean on Him, search His heart, and have faith in Him. God takes the broken parts of our lives and gives us hope and light to see through the darkness. We are His, and even though we are broken people, He can make us whole.


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