The sacrifice acceptable to God is a broken spirit;
    a broken and contrite heart . . . (Psalm 51:17)


—– BROKEN —–


The words were not ones I wanted to hear. Yet, I needed to receive the confirmation I already knew. Another fracture in my foot. I tried to do the “fix” myself with the wraps. It had happened so many times before. Didn’t I know how to heal myself by now? But no healing had taken place in three weeks’ time.

You can’t keep walking on brokenness. It just doesn’t fully heal. Ever.

So, the physician placed me in a walking boot with the prescription to wear it faithfully for six weeks.


—– BROKEN —–


It happens to us over and over in life. Broken families, broken relationships, broken promises, broken hopes, broken dreams, broken lives, broken souls . . .

We try to find a way to repair, mend, heal, sustain, carry on by ourselves—

But we can’t keep walking on brokenness and expect to heal. Ever.

The Physician waits for us, in our brokenness. He waits with open arms.

28 Come to Me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take My yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For My yoke is easy, and My burden is light.”  (Matthew 11:28-30)

 When we go to Him with a humble heart, aware that we need His help, our healing begins.

“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” (Matthew 5:3)

—– BROKEN —–

Again, and Again

 15 I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate. 16 Now if I do what I do not want, I agree that the law is good. 17 So then it is no longer I that do it, but sin which dwells within me. 18 For I know that nothing good dwells within me, that is, in my flesh. I can will what is right, but I cannot do it. 19 For I do not do the good I want, but the evil I do not want is what I do. 20 Now if I do what I do not want, it is no longer I that do it, but sin which dwells within me. (Romans 7:15-20)

 However many times we find ourselves in the brokenness of being human, of failing in sinful behavior and prideful choices, the Lord is waiting for us to come back to Him again and again, waiting to shape and mold us for His good purpose, so we will be ready to enter into His eternal home.

 Rooms have been prepared for us. Will we be faithful?






(Sharon G. Tate blog 09/01/19)  Meditations on God’s Word