‘Gracefully broken’, but restored

2018-07-18 06:01
Brenton T. NojwaqaPhoto: Supplied

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We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed. – 2 Corinthians 4:8-9

Gracefully broken – when I saw these two words on a poster and listened to a song with this name, I was like, “Oh, that’s what happened in my life”.

Life takes us to diffe­rent places in a short space of time, and at times we conside­r giving up on serving the Lord.

There are things we have gone through, and still we go through life. Sometimes it is so difficult that we believe it is meant to kill or destroy us.

But wait: God is busy with us. He is busy allowing our situations and circumstances to break us, so that He can rebuild and reconstruct us.

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where all hell is breaking loose and everyone has rejected or deserted you – and suddenly Grace steps in?

Sometimes God allows things to happen to us, but He has promised us that He will never leave, nor forsake us.

It does not matter what you are going through or how difficult you think it is; God is standing right behind you, waiting to pick you up and restore what has been broken.

It does not matter how many pieces you have been broken into – the Potter wants to put you back together again.

Whatever we are going through, we believe it is only a test for the testimony and God can turn our mess into a message and our trials into triumphs.

We are broken gracefully by our situations, and with grace we are restored and saved.

Yes, it is painful. Yes, it is unbearable. Yes, it is the worst thing you have ever faced, but let me remind you of Jeremiah 29:11: For I know the thoughts that I think toward you,” saith the Lord, “thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end”.

God will never allow a situation to get the better of you. Grace found us just as we are, and it changed our lives forever. Gracefully we were broken and gracefully we are being restored.

Let us live our lives to the glory of God, because by His grace are we saved, healed, redeemed and restored.

Stay blessed, keep the faith.

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