The broken is woven in and out of the fabric of our lives. Broken dreams, broken hearts, broken marriages, broken families, and broken lives. It’s unavoidable and whether it is in the midst of our own lives or in the midst of the lives of those around us, it threatens our hope.
Unless we know the Master Potter.
The One who takes the broken, the shattered, the marred, and the imperfect into His hands. Then with care and master workmanship, reshapes it into a new something beautiful.
So I went down to the potter’s house, and there he was working at his wheel. And the vessel he was making of clay was spoiled in the potter’s hand, and he reworked it into another vessel, as it seemed good to the potter to do.
Then the word of the Lord came to me: “O house of Israel, can I not do with you as this potter has done? declares the Lord. Behold, like the clay in the potter’s hand, so are you in my hand, O house of Israel. -Jeremiah 18:3-6
Even when everything falls apart, we can know that the broken and shattered can be given new life. New beauty. From our perspective within the depths of the brokenness, the new creation often isn’t visible. But our faith gives us the courage to believe in what we cannot yet see. It gives us courage to believe in the Master Potter and in His promises.
Friends, when you feel your hope begin to fade, turn to Him. He will never leave you as you are.
This week, as I read through friends’ posts, this line caught my attention.
“I know that life hurts sometimes, and even if you know the right way, it’s hard to fly a straight course if you are broken. It’s hard to get up when you are really down.”
Dorette, of Reporter of Hope, took my breath away with her story of the butterfly with a broken wing. When brokenness surrounds us, it’s hard to get up. Even when we know the right way. But she also reminds us that broken is not the end of the story. There is not a “too broken” for God. He makes all things new.
If today you need a little extra dose of hope, I encourage you to stop by Dorette’s post and soak in Hope for the Broken. Her words point to the power of the God who loves you so deeply He will step with you into every dark and broken place.
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