There will always be trials and hardships. There will always be brokenness and hurting, because we live in a fallen world. But one thing I have learned is that brokenness can sweet, so to say, when we allow Jesus to be the one who heals our broken hearts and binds up our wounds. The brokenness in our lives and in us, holds the possibility to draw closer to the Lord when we let go of our need to do in our own strength and instead trust His power, trust God to carry us.
“The Lord builds up Jerusalem; He gathers together the outcasts of Israel. He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. Great is our Lord, and mighty in power; His understanding is infinite.” (Psalm 147:2-3,5)
Jesus came to this world. He can heal the broken hearts, speak His peace and comfort into the broken places and let His living water wash us from all that is wrong, all that is hurting. He can bind up the wounds that are still gaping open, purging us and fixing us a new. When we give our brokenness to the Lord and let Him heal us, we will find the blessing in brokenness because we get more of Him and less of us. We draw closer to the Lord as we let Him to the parts that we most want to hide, and let Him build us up.
No matter what it is, where the brokenness comes from. The Lord wants to build us up. To gather together all of us who are broken in one way or another and to build us up individually, to build us up together. We can take comfort in that God’s understanding is infinite, that His wisdom is beyond ours and therefore He knows just the right ways, even when we don’t see or understand. We can lean on the promise that He will heal, that He will bind up our wounds and nothing we bring to God is too much.
“The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit, a broken and a contrite heart— these, O God, You will not despise.” (Psalm 51:17)
So I pray that you would lift up your eyes with me, to fix your eyes on Jesus. Hear Him whisper, “Come as you are. Come as you are.” There is nothing that is too great for Him to hold, nothing too broken for Him to fix. Come as you are. You are already loved, always have been and always will be.