Do you feel broken? We have all experienced pain. For some of us, that pain cuts pretty deep. It’s easy to feel like we have to fix ourselves completely before we can be used by God, but God doesn’t think like that. Whatever pain you’ve gone through, God has a purpose in that brokenness and He knows how to use it to help those around you. Join us as we continue our series on Psalm 23, and discover how God can bring beauty out of your brokenness.
Even though I walk through the darkest valley… Psalm 23:4a
What will you choose to do with your pain?
JOY doesn’t mean happiness. Happiness is temporary, but JOY can be found in all circumstances.
Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, James 1:2
Wisdom leads to understanding our purpose.
If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. James 1:5
Our purpose is greater than our difficulty.
Our difficulty should not define our potential.
God uses our pain for HIS purpose.
But He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. 2 Corinthians 12:9
We think that we have to take what’s broken and make it perfect in order to be used by God and bless others. God thinks in a completely different way. However, He took what was perfect, His Son, and made Him broken in order to bring us healing. God sees purpose in our brokenness even when we don’t, and He can use it to bring forth beauty that blesses those around us. -Holly Gerth