Our hearts can be broken in thousands of ways for this is a heartbreaking world. But the good news is that Christ can heal our broken and crushed spirit. The One who will uphold us with the right hand of His righteousness cares for us abundantly and can wrap liniments around our wounded hearts. The One whose breath births galaxies into being also births healing into our broken hearts.
Our brokenness can be a canvas to show God’s light to others.
To us, broken things are despised as worthless, but God can take what has been broken and remake it into something better, something that He can use for His glory.
Broken things and broken people are the results of sin. Yet God sent His Son, who was without sin, to die for us so that we might be healed (2 Corinthians 5:21). On the night before He died, Jesus broke the bread and said, “This is my body, which is broken for you” (Luke 22:19).
Jesus went to Calvary to die for our sins so that if we accept Him as our Savior, we can live in Heaven with our Lord eternally.
Only when we surrender to Christ can we be restored and transformed.
I love what 2 Corinthians 5:17 says, “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”
Let us be thankful daily for God’s amazing love and grace! Without the broken body of Jesus, we could not be made whole. “But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed” (Isaiah 53:5). Our deepest wounds can birth the deepest and greatest wisdom and treasures.
Through our trials, we learn to cling to Christ and our trust and faith grow abundantly. Hannah tasted salty tears of infertility (1 Samuel 1). Elijah howled for God to take his life (1 Kings 19). God does great things through the greatly wounded.
God cares for the broken and He can change our broken hearts into a beautiful story.
There was once an alabaster jar that broke to give Christ all the glory (Matthew 26:6-13). Our lives through our brokenness can be used for the Lord and for His glory! When we lean on the Lord through our trials we will see that God provides the best path for us.
When we have a broken heart our brokenness can lead us to glorify Christ.
In Christ — no matter the way, the storm, or the story — we always know the outcome. Our Savior surrounds us and loves us unconditionally. When we know and love Christ, we can cling to the promise “that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose” (Romans 8:28).
I’d love to hear from you below.
- How have you seen God work through your brokenness?
This beautiful guest post was written by Emma Dieterle.