And all the king’s horses, and all the king’s men

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

 http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/bennettlester/journal/view/id/54b9a4ecaf3d795b524ae253

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.

It is Well

I haven’t posted on here in forever.  Really, I’ve been contemplating whether or not I’m going to continue with the blog.  But as 2014 came to a close and 2015 begins, I’ve had one major thought in my head and thought if this is my last post, I should share it.

If you’ve followed this blog at all over the past two years, you know the waters have been choppy.  I think I can easily say while times were hard in 2013, 2014 really brought the pain.  And I kept thinking “it can only go up from here” or “tough it out and things will get easier.”  While, I’m not saying that 2015 won’t be easier or be “an up year,” God is teaching me that life might not get easier (try selling that one in a greeting card, ha!)… BUT He is faithful.  Despite all of the hard times this past year, God has shown me that he is faithful.  Sometimes in big and tangible ways like when I prayed that God would remind me that he didn’t give me a spirit of fear and then this showed up in my devotional the next morning.

devotional

I am not sure what 2015 will hold for me. Maybe 2015 will be full of happy moments (and don’t get me wrong, I hope for that kind of 2015), but if 2015 isn’t easier I know that God is faithful.  And while he didn’t promise me an easy life, he has promised me a better life with him on earth and eventually in heaven.  That is a promise worth clinging to.