“We live in a world crushed, broken and torn, a world God Himself visited to redeem.” Elisabeth Elliot
It’s been said, “God uses broken things. It takes broken soil to produce a crop, broken grain to give bread, broken bread to give strength. It took a broken Peter, weeping bitterly, to return with greater power than ever.”
It isn’t until we realize that we’re broken that we’ll turn to Jesus to make us whole again or saved. He died and rose again, not our best broken choices, to make that happen.
It isn’t until we realize that we’re broken that we’ll ask the Spirit to use us, like He does broken soil to produce a character crop that others can enjoy.
Someone wrote, “My broken experience is not who I am. It’s all just a reminder of how far I’ve come from where I used to be.”
Our Father will complete the job of fixing our brokenness.
Until then, rather than focus on our repeated cycle of dumb choices, focus instead on the One who loves and can use us despite our brokenness.
Your brokenness or His love and strength? Focus is everything!