“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.” John 10:10
The world is filled with broken people. Every one of us tries to avoid the things that involve pain, suffering, and sorrow. Some of us are better at hiding it than others, but if we’re honest, we all have shame. We’ve all been damaged in one way or another.
Recently, a 15-year-old friendship of mine crumbled. Through the process of grieving this painful loss, God has shown me that giving my brokenness to Him is the only way I can be restored.
Thankfully, our God is a God of restoration.
Jesus desires to enter into our brokenness and bring wholeness to all areas of life. He wants to restore the places where our sin has brought pain or lessened our joy.
When Jesus walked the earth, He was “full of the Holy Spirit” (Luke 4:1). He fulfilled His Father’s purpose to heal the sick, give sight to the blind, and heal the brokenhearted.
Without God, there can be no hope, no joy, no peace, and no true love. Without God, the world is bankrupt. And without His perfect love, the broken pieces of our lives will never be put back together.
So invite Him into your brokenness. He wants to make you whole again.
Heavenly Father, I invite You to come into the area of my life that has been completely shattered. Heal me, restore me, and give me the joy and peace that only You can bring. Amen.
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