I’ve come to accept the truth that I’m broken. Bits of past, present, future scattered together – insecurities and strengths mixing, fighting. I’ve tried to piece it all together, to find ways to glue the brokenness together to feel whole and secure. I’ve read all the books, done all the Bible studies, said all the prayers and at the end of the day? There are still weak spots.
But in the glorious grace of a God who loves me enough to have sacrificed His son for my life – He has a purpose and a use for every single one of those fractures. Those are the places He is rebuilding, those are the signs of His work in my heart and my life. Those are the very places where He asks me to become vulnerable and invite others into my life because I finally admit that I’m scared. I can’t do it all. I feel left out. Incapable. And when I do that – when I go to Him in my most broken moments, He doesn’t promise me quick fixes and easy answers.
He simply holds me together.
You are loved more than you could possibly imagine by a God who cherishes you so much that His own Son died and came to life again. For you. When all the things you try to make sense of this life fall apart and when we choose to focus vertically instead of horizontally, you will be held together.
I’m linking up with Lisa-Jo Baker and the Five Minute Friday writers today – if you’re stopping by from the link-up, welcome!
Tara Boswell- Horsley says
I will serve Him the best ways I know how. He glue my broken pieces back in his master piece. I am so much stronger when he glues be back in his grace and glory. I Love him with all my heart.
Tara Boswell- Horsley says
God is the glue that holds us together. He simply holds me together through reading the Bible and going to church. Even though I have trouble with memory verses. I am not felling God. I will honor him in all I do everyday and with everyone I with and around.
Marisa Slusarcyk says
You speak right to me! I often feel like i am failing because I can’t remember the memory verses or I fall behind in a Bible study and really, I am not failing! Does God really require me to remember the scripture? I think I get an A for effort and you should too because we aren’t giving up, we are pushing forward, doing the work, serving the Lord in the best way we know how! God is the glue that holds us together, that is the biggest piece of knowledge we need to know and live.
This right here speaks to the control freak in me: “I’ve read all the books, done all the Bible studies, said all the prayers and at the end of the day? There are still weak spots.” I do all I can, and in the end I grow to love my scars because they are evidence of Him at work in me. Love this!
LeeAnn Taylor says
It’s taken me awhile to realize my good-girl self is still broken, so very broken. Love that it seems so many of us are writing about how God puts back together our broken pieces into his masterpiece. We are so much stronger after being glued back together!
Judith Heaney-mcKee says
This is absolutely beautiful. Every word just shouts the truth of God’s love for us. And I love your perspective on the fractures and weak spots in our hearts and lives.
Thank you for this reminder: Those are the places He is rebuilding, those are the signs of His work in my heart and my life. Those are the very places where He asks me to become vulnerable and invite others into my life… Because it is such a challenge to trust even God sometimes with the broken, vulnerable pieces of my life, especially when, like you said, I focus horizontally instead of vertically.
Have a wonderful Easter!
Love this: “He has a purpose and a use for every single one of those fractures.” I work my way through this life, trusting His faithfulness, clinging to His love, knowing He holds me together. (Visiting from FMF) 🙂
Meredith Bernard says
“He simply holds me together.” YES, He does. Thank you for this beautiful reminder tonight. Such amazing grace He gives in just the holding…Blessings, Meredith
Jamie Gunn says
“Read all the books, done all the Bible studies…still weak spots” How grateful to simply be held together. Beautiful transparency! Visiting from FMF
Holly Solomon Barrett says
It is totally in our weakness that His strength shines through. Grateful for His holding me together!
Asheritah Ciuciu says
Crystal, thank you for this. I feel like your post is the answer to mine, exactly what I needed to hear after my fingers too me places I didn’t expect to go. Be blessed. (from a FMF sister)