I once asked the Lord why He allowed me to be so broken, and He whispered back into my heart, “to draw you closer to Myself”.
I have counseled so many, and I want you to know something, everyone is broken in one way or another. You are not alone.
The Devil will say that you are on your own. The Devil lies. You are not on your own. The Father watches over you. Jesus is praying for you. The Holy Spirit is in you. Angels surround you. There are many godly saints that can come alongside you.
As a Christian, it is better to be broken yourself than to be breaking others. Put down your stones.
I always know a mature saint who has suffered much, not by what they know, but how they treat others. “Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another” (Romans 12:10).
Don’t give up
Never lose hope. The Devil will tell you the pain is too much. The Devil is a liar. Jesus is more than enough, and He can comfort you from whatever it is you are going through. Go to Jesus, you will never go wrong following that advice.
When people tell you that you don’t have a prayer, simply fall to your knees and prove them wrong.
Only God can heal the wounds of your soul. “In the multitude of my anxieties within me, Your comforts delight my soul” (Psalm 94:19).
It is in our darkest moments that we will see His light. It is in our silent despair that we will hear His soft voice. It is in our loneliness that we will feel His presence. It is when we can’t see any way out that we can see Him coming in.
Sometimes God breaks you, so He can pour through you.
Someday you will understand why your suffering was so great. But for now, just trust Him, and surrender your life to Him. “The Lord is near to those who have a broken heart, and saves such as have a contrite spirit” (Psalm 34:18).
He fills the deepest wells with the greatest filling.
We think that every good thing is from God and all suffering is of the Devil. Yet the Lord uses suffering for our gain and the Devil uses the good pleasures of this life for our demise.
Let the suffering in your life mean something. “…But when you do good and suffer, if you take it patiently, this is commendable before God” (1 Peter 2:20).
The river flows through the weakest part of the land. So it is with the power of God, it flows through the weakest parts of us.
If you want to have a break through, then you need to be prepared for something to be broken. It is those who have been broken down the most that are shaped to all that God would have them to be. “And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter; so he made it again into another vessel, as it seemed good to the potter to make” (Jeremiah 18:4).
God has a purpose in your brokenness. It is the cracks in your soul that make you the unique person that you are. Nobody can be you because only you have been through what you have been through.
Consider that He has broken your heart, that He then might flow through it onto others.
If you want to reach the broken, be the broken.
Be the offering, the broken bread and poured out wine, that your life would be a sacrifice to all that the Lord might do through it.
Think of your pain and know others suffer in the same way. Make it your passion to help that person in a way that you were helped, or that you so desperately needed it. That the “…God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God” (2 Corinthians 1:3-4).
You become the instrument of healing as you yourself are being healed.
Blessings to you,
All Scripture is in red and uses the NKJV (New King James Version) translation unless otherwise noted.