Couldn’t put humpty together again…
I’ve been thinking a lot about brokenness. Not just my own brokenness, but the broken world we live in.
The world that just isn’t fair. Recently, a friend shared this link
If possible, stop reading this post immediately and read the link. The faith demonstrated from that family in the face of tragedy is powerful. The mother’s faith in the promise that one day her precious daughter will no longer suffer left me challenged. Do I really live in the promise and victory Jesus has already claimed over my brokenness? My quiet time reaffirmed this promise in John 16:33 “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world”
God has promised us victory over the broken things of our world. In my journal I began to make a list of all the brokenness I’ve seen in the world and how one day these fractures will be repaired.
One day…that sweet baby girl will get to play with Jesus all day long and no longer feel sick and weak from the terrible disease currently inside her little body. One day…her mother will be able to run and play with her again. One day….that young woman, who recently lost her mother, will be able to sit at her feet and feel her mother braid her hair again. One day…that little boy, whose dad left their family, will be able to be in the presence of the unconditional love of the greatest Father for eternity. One day…the woman, whose marriage left her feeling unwanted and discarded, will get to sit at the feet of the one who showed her how wanted and loved she is by him when he laid down his life for her. One day, I’ll never have to go to asleep again in fear of not waking up from low blood sugar.
Unlike the children’s nursery rhyme, God has promised me and you (and all those who believe in him) that he will put us back together again. God is teaching me to have peace and rest in this promise. I hope you feel this rest too.