From the world’s perspective there are only two potential responses to trials-better or bitter.
I can either use the struggle to strengthen my resolve to take charge of my life or I can give up and give in, wallowing in self pity.
If I embrace popular culture as my guide, the best outcome I can hope for is that I grow as a result of sorrow, pain, conflict, tragedy and hardship.
But Scripture tells me that there is a third option: I can choose brokenness.
I can choose to submit my heart and my life to God and His purpose.
I can lie prostrate, unprotected, impotent and trust that the One Who made me will ultimately remake these shattered pieces of what’s left of my life into a masterpiece, declaring His faithfulness and goodness.
“But enduring deep pain and unchangeable circumstances requires continued commitment to face the fork in the road over and over, and to choose well each time.”
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3 thoughts on “Choosing Brokenness”
someone told me I was wallowing in self pity because I was grieving the loss of my Lydia. I got very mad. when I get mad, I often get sarcastic. I said to her, you are right, I woiuldnt trade my Lydia taking her life by hanging, and me finding her for all the tea in china. so that i could wallow in my self pity. what an a..
I read recently about a family whose daughter is terminally ill with myelodysplasia – this was the diagnosis that led to my daughter having a bone marrow transplant and subsequently dying. Their family motto is BROKEN – BRAVE – BLESSED – I thought it was a beautiful family motto!
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“Choosing brokenness” is an absolutely wonderful way to describe what happens when we turn our messy lives over to the Maker and get out of His way so His work can be done. Thank you.
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