God Heals Brokenness

Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus. (John 11:5)

For many of us, we want to see God work by blessing us. However, sometimes God reveals Himself in a more personal, practical and dynamic way in the midst of our deepest sorrows. When you are trying to determine the next step in your life, you will see God at work. Maybe you are trying to figure out who you are and how God has created you; or maybe you want to make sense of what is happening in your life in the midst of the vortex of confusion, strife and agony.

Sometimes, we think God shows up only when He blesses us, but the Bible tells us that God is close to the brokenhearted. You will never feel Him more personally involved in your life than when your heart has been dashed to pieces. When you are confused and you don't know what to do, that is when God begins to work. You might have lost all hope and you have found yourself saying, “I am so confused. I don't know what to do.” This is when God steps into the picture. When you give up and say, “Oh God, I need you,” it is in your brokenness when you will see God move. Unfortunately, we can miss God working because we don't want to come to brokenness.

We would rather not admit that we need help. We don't want to concede that we are a sinner, and that we have a sin nature that tries to rule our life. It is only when we understand our brokenness and our complete, utter moral failure that we begin to see God work in our lives. When we are honest with ourselves, that's when we begin to look up and say, “Jesus, if you had been here before, I wouldn't be walking through this.” You should understand that Jesus knew, even when He heard that Lazarus was sick and was going to die, that God had another plan, altogether.

Think about those events in your life when God was present. He showed up for a very important reason; and that was to reveal His hand of love, care and intervention in your life. He desires to use your life for His glory.

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