“The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.” Psalm 51:17
“The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.” Psalm 34:18
“He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds.” Psalm 147:3
“But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.” Matthew 19:26
Hello everyone…and big welcome today, to Sunday Inspiration…through the Risen Hope Ministries! I am so happy to have you with me today…and my prayer; is that God would truly fill each of our hearts with a hope; that can help us to remain standing, even in the midst of brokenness!
As I was preparing to write to you today; I thought to myself…this is one topic that I can definitely share with you…heart to heart! You see…there was a time in my life, when I felt as if everything around me had literally fallen down, into a mound of rubble at my feet.
At that time…life for me couldn’t have been any worse than what I was already experiencing. In between surgeries…recoveries and pain; I was also dealing with a sexual abuse from my past. I don’t think that my plate could have been filled any further, without it overflowing into a pit of total destruction.
For the longest time, I just couldn’t see how all these broken pieces that stood before me, could be put back together again. In fact, I began to see my life as a puzzle, with pieces scattered all over the place…never knowing the true picture, as to what I was even created for.
Then one day, on February 2, 1990…these were the words that God gave me…“Our minds, spirits and hearts are ruled by God, and when a mechanical part breaks down; God doesn’t put in a used part; but rather, a whole brand new part.”…and this is exactly what He did for me!
Over time, God began to slowly remove all the brokenness in my life…and the pieces that had fallen to my feet. As He threw out all the broken pieces of my past…He was now bringing in brand new parts; that would strengthen this broken down life of mine and build me up, into someone who could be strong and able to press on…through the hardest of times.
One thing I’ve truly come to see, since God took my life and repaired it; is that these new parts that He has replaced the old ones with; are now strong enough to weather any storm or hard time that may come my way…and they are not easily able to be broken, like the old parts of my past.
Today, you too may feel as if everything has come crumbling to your feet, as you stand in the midst of a broken life…one that just seems too impossible to be fixed. May I encourage you today, to reach out to the One, who will not only fix your life; but will make it into something brand new…something that can bring hope back alive within you and draw you closer to Him…one that can help you to keep pressing on…no matter what may come your way.
If you are hurting deeply today…and just don’t feel as if there is any hope of putting back together the pieces that stand as rubble beneath your feet; just let it all go into the hands of God. Let’s face it…we just don’t have any idea, as to where these broken pieces go…do we? One thing I can say for sure…once you are willing to let go of everything, except for Him; that is when you will begin to see the pieces of your life come back together…only this time, into something brand new!
Blessings so much on your day!
It’s Always & Only Because of Him…
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About the Author
Diane K Hiltz Chamberlain is the author of 16 books, which range from devotionals, to quotes and poetry...to the story on her life..."Baby Steps: A Journey with God through a Lifetime of Pain and Heartache."