The Joy of Being Broken By God

Last week, I wrote on God’s plan for brokenness and wanted to further elaborate on that post.

God’s plan for brokenness isn’t to break us and leave us there. Rather it is to show us the love, grace and mercy He has for us. The process of being broken may be painful for some. The pain is a direct correlation between how apart a believer lives apart from God.

You see God gave us all free will. He desires to be in relationship with each and everyone, but a relationship is a two way street. God will use any means necessary to break the thinking of our self-sufficiency.

He may lead you through a time where you are unemployed and wonder how you will survive. He may remove certain people that you have developed a co-dependent relationship with. He may use a situation to uncover sin in your life. He may even allow a tragedy, like the death of a loved one, in order to break someone.

You may be saying right now, “Why would I want to serve a God that takes a loved one away. That’s not fair!” Let me assure you that I have been there, but I am also reminded that God’s ways are not our ways!

It is in brokenness where God can shine light through a believer. Imagine a vessel that is completely enclosed and no light can shine through it. The only way to have light shine is to crack it. Then the (God’s) can shine through!

Prayer: Father, how grateful we are for your gift of brokenness. We thank you in advance for not leaving us broken, but to allow Your light to shine through us. Help us to not keep that light to ourselves, but to spread that light to the world. We pray this in Jesus name. Amen.

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