Encourage

Broken?

Do you feel broken? Ruined? 

It’s a painful place to be, and it is also a good place. 

Let this moment be felt deeply. Let the pain prompt you to talk to God with raw honesty. Pour out your heart and ask questions. He isn’t afraid or surprised by our reactions. He invites us. He waits for us to seek Him and lay out all our discourses. He does not crush us or reply in anger. 

He loves you with a pure and perfect love.

Though it feels unbearable, our good Father God uses these moments to strengthen our faith and our relationship with Him. He allows these moments to heat up like a fire, and He uses that fire to create better armor than we had before, preparing us and equipping us for future battle. He has victory in store for us.

As we move through the heart-wrenching anguish of feeling ruined beyond words, we also learn a deeper surrender. Further realizing our place before a powerful God who authored wisdom. A precious and sacred moment where we yield to a High King who deserves all honor, praise, and glory. 

“Therefore let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” ‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭4:16‬ ‭NASB‬‬

“Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time… After you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, will Himself perfect, confirm, strengthen and establish you.” ‭‭1 Peter‬ ‭5:6 and 10‬ ‭NASB‬‬

Father God strengthen our resolve to endure, courageously following Jesus Christ and trusting His work. Increase our faith as we wait for next steps, for renewed strength, and for hope. Don’t let us give up. Help us cling to Truth and help us remember all the ways You have been faithful to us before. Have Your way in us. In Jesus’ name we pray.

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