small town BIG FAITH
Even small churches like mine, can challenge us with big messages. This week, I was reminded of this simple yet profound statement...Broken things are always more beautiful when God does the mending.
Have you ever sat in church and felt like the sermon was tailor made for you???
This past week as I sat in my church service, I swore the pastor had been reading my mind the prior week. In a book that I'm currently writing, I just finished a chapter that dealt with my grief during a difficult time in my life. It was hard to put those feelings into words and doing so brought me back to the lowest point in my life. I'm not sure how other people deal with past grief, but it's always been easier for me to not dive back in too deep when recalling such a tough time. I keep my thoughts and feelings very close to the surface if I revisit that time in my life. The reason I do that, is because I'm not there anymore, and I don't want to go back. The reality is, I was broken.
Reading my own thoughts on paper, reminded me how far I've come. And as the pastor spoke about broken things being even more beautiful than they were, when God does the mending in our lives, hit home to me. A brief flashback to 20 years ago compared to where I am now in my life, was the proof to his words. I was broken, but because I let God in to help me heal, I'm not broken anymore, and he has filled my life with more blessings than I could have ever imagined.
If you get a minute, think about where you are in your life today, where you've been and where you want to go. If you've gone through any trials or tribulations in the past, most would agree they're much stronger, better, happier than they were before. Brokenness is what allows us to grow and including God in the process, is what makes us more beautiful.