Brokenness into Abundance

“…come Sunday, and maybe you’re feeling tired and a bit lonely and a bit of a failure, like you could just close a door & weep for your sins & shortcomings & unspoken brokenness?
And today, Jesus looks you right in the eye, and He takes that yoke off your back, He takes that weight off your mind, He takes that heaviness off your heart — and He carries it because He wants to carry you….to carry you right through.
He looks you right in the eye & says, “I did it for love…” (Jn3:16)
He takes your hand & takes that crown of thorns & says, “I did it because I had to take you…” (Jn14:3)
He takes that Cross you’ve been carrying & He lets you walk weightless — *grace is weightless* — and He says, “I did it because I desperately wanted you…” (Ro.5:8)
Who in this world has ever wanted us like He has?
If you feel too broken to be chosen … that’s right where you’re supposed to be.
Believe it: your brokenness can make abundance.
#HeIsEnough #PreachingGospelToMyself #TheBrokenWay

Maybe the best place to be isn’t found in the “I’ve got it all together and know my Bible and have my walk of faith down pat,” but in the “I’m a big hot mess who screws up every single day but who knows a deep need for Jesus.” The first is the one who prays and thanks God that he’s not like those other sinners whose sin is different from his. The second is the one who prays, “Lord, have mercy on me, a sinner.”

That’s exactly what Paul meant about boasting in weaknesses because that’s where the strength of Christ is perfected and manifested in your life. It’s not beating yourself up, but being honest about who you are apart from God and about who God is in spite of you.

I think brokenness being made into wholeness is one of the most beautiful things I know of and God is the best at that.

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