October 26, 2013

Encountering God in Brokenness - Day 26

Today is Day Twenty-Six of 31 Days of Encountering God! If you missed the kick-off, you can go HERE and find the Introduction as well as each days post! (I will be adding every day as the month goes on!)

Happy Saturday everyone!  I pray you are encountering God this month, finding healing and hope right here as you come sit with me awhile!

Encountering God in Brokenness...

We touched on this a little yesterday... how in our brokenness in dealing with difficult times with friends... Jesus sticks closer than a brother!  But it doesn't really matter what the cause of our brokenness is - whether is it relational or self-inflicted; whether it is physical or spiritual or emotional, or all of the above.  God draws near to the broken-hearted.  He longs to bind up our wounds.

As I typed that out, I kept thinking of that scene from The Notebook where, while on the beach playing in the ocean, Noah says to Allie, "If you're a bird, I'm a bird!"

This is Jesus and He means it... if you are broken, He is broken... and no matter what the cause, or how much pain you are drowning in - He is there with you... He will not leave you alone!  In fact, He was broken - for you!  He was broken and spilled out... all so that you don't have to be!  He is the answer to every question... every why... every how come?  He may not have caused it (hint - He didn't... He may have allowed it, but please don't give him 'credit' where it is not due!) but He is right there in the midst of it with you!

When you are hurting, He is hurting... when you are lonely, He is there... when you are broken, He already was - in order to make you whole! 

Lean in to Him when all you want to do is cut and run.  You may think you want to be left alone in your pain and anger... in bitterness and fear... but don't you do it! Don't pull away!  Instead... talk to Him... invite Him in and don't be afraid to really let Him have it... He will hear you out and encounter you right in the midst of your brokenness.  Don't hold back... He can take it... give it all over to Him.  He's carried it (to the Cross) already! 

In the middle of your brokenness, He is after your Heart!
... and He won't relent until He has it all!

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How has He shown up for you in times when you were Broken?
I'd love to hear! Tomorrow - we will talk about Encountering God in Joy!


  1. Words I needed today! Thank you! Love you

  2. Soothing balm for my heart. Love Misty's song!

  3. Good Advice Indeed!! Thanks for sharing such encouraging words ~Heather ;)


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