Coloring our World through Brokenness

Do you ever feel so broken you could never feel whole?  Throughout my life there have been seasons of brokenness – sometimes physically, sometimes emotionally. We are all broken in some way, and no matter how diverse our lives are, we have this in common.  Our brokenness binds us to one another.  When we face our adversity and have grown from it; we can share it with those we encounter and help one another.  Some of us avoid trouble, avoid adversity, and avoid being changed by it.  But by avoiding these obstacles – by being broken – we avoid what they have to teach us.  That there is strength in our brokenness.

Louisa May Alcott said “I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship.” This brokenness is our opportunity to transform us to not just survive but thrive and be stronger than we were before. These illuminations can allow us to see what we have never seen before.  Perhaps it opens our hearts to feel and express love.

It is this brokenness that God uses.  If we put our trust in God knowing that He uses our brokenness for His purposes than we view our brokenness, our suffering, our obstacles, our trouble, our pain as having a reason for it.  This belief will give us strength and frees us from feeling as if a victim, rather than purposeful instruments of God.  And in this thinking we are transformed from victim to victorious, learning, sharing, and growing stronger with each encounter and with each person you share your story with.  Brokenness can be a blessing because it places us on a path to a breakthrough

God gave us choice.  It is up to us whether we face our obstacles as victims or choose to believe that God is our strength, our personal bravery, our invincible army (Habakkuk 3:19 Amplified Version).  In doing so, you respond to your adversity asking “God, what am I to learn from this?”  Perhaps we have gone astray, maybe its to rethink our decisions, or try something new.  Our adversities can also provide steam and motivation to persevere and stay in the game.  Vance Havner is quoted as saying “God uses broken things, broken souls to produce a crop, broken clouds to give rain, broken grain to give bread, broken bread to give strength and broken people to do great things.”

What will you do in your brokenness?  What obstacles are you overcoming while still coloring your world and those around you with vibrancy of a box of Crayola crayons?  Will you let God’s light shine through your brokenness?

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I have additional insights I’d love to share with you found in the pages of my debut book: Surviving Medical Mayhem – Laughing When It Hurts.  To order a copy or learn more go to my website at

Blessings for Health & Wellness.

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