We’ve already established that God has a plan for each life. There is a calling and purpose for every one of us that leads to using our gifts and being confident in who we are in Jesus.
We also know that if we are alive and breathing, we have issues of brokenness. All of us will ultimately face something that will threaten our desire to move forward in all God has for us.
The danger of living inside brokenness is the possibility that we will trip over what hurts and never recover. But I have good news. It’s a choice.
The Lord gave each one of us freewill, and what we do with it is entirely up to us. It’s scary, isn’t it? How is it possible to face the trials and tribulations in life, and stand up in the middle of pain, pushing on through the brokenness of whatever it is we are facing? It’s only Jesus. Nothing is impossible with Him, and we have hope.
Hope stabilizes us. (Tweet that.)
It gives us the ability to not only stand up, but to walk and conquer victoriously in Christ.
However, to continue onward takes more than just moving our feet. It requires confrontation.
We must confront all the pain we have in order to walk through the process of restoration. And friend, the pathway of restoration leads to stillness of the soul. It takes us to a place of peace, regardless of the problem that continually stares us in the face. We are more than able, because Christ already conquered every dark place.
And so it’s time to turn on the light, because think about it…
Where does your light shine brightest? Among the darkness, that’s where.
Do not allow yourself to be subject to the dark, broken places. Allow the light of Christ to shine brightly that your pathway to restoration might be illuminated.
You must be healthy to move about freely in His will.
The Lord is near to those who have a broken heart, and saves such as have a contrite spirit.
When you are seeking Christ while dealing with the mountains you face, stillness is yours. Your pathway is already lit with His mercy.
Deal with what hurts you, cry out to Him, worship Him through it. He is near to you.
We will always deal with pain. We will all constantly have issues to confront because we are broken people living in a broken world, but we serve a whole God. And His wholeness wraps us up and binds every wound.
From your beginning He has been with you, and He will never leave.
Give every wound to Him and be free to move in stillness. Use your gifts to help bring healing to yourself and others. He will minister through your broken places.
If you’ve missed any part of my October Series, The Struggle to Live a Still Life, click here.