Saturday, March 4, 2017

Choosing Brokenness


"And the one who falls on this stone will be broken to pieces; and when it falls on anyone, it will crush him" Matt. 21:44

 Do you realize we are only given two choices? Be broken or be crushed. Neither one sounds too appealing! But choosing to fall on Jesus, our Rock, is to trust that our brokenness will result in wholeness. Like a skilled surgeon, Jesus knows exactly where He needs to inflict pain in order to bring healing. Nothing is in vain. In His compassion He guides us to our places of struggle and hurt, opening our eyes to the truth that sets us free.

 When we fall on Jesus we are broken bit by bit over
our own sinfulness,
our human frailty,
our lack of wisdom,
our past losses and hurts,
our present hardships, and
our worries about the future
until we realize that He is all we've got and all we need.

 There is no easy way to know Jesus. God is so good to us. He loves us too much to put our desire for immediate comfort and joy before the ultimate goal of being made whole in Him. Choosing brokenness by falling on Jesus is the only path that leads to wholeness. Trust Him - it is His specialty to make broken things whole!

 "And I am sure of this, that He who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ." Phil 1:6

2 comments:

  1. It's such a relief, not to have to be perfect! I am very fascinated by this idea of falling on Jesus, being broken instead of crushed. It reminds me of my vulnerability, my not being in as much control as I would like to think. And it makes Jesus' kindness to me more vivid. Thank you Kerstin!

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  2. I love doing preposterous things,” he replied. “Why, I don’t know anything more exhilarating and delightful than turning weakness into strength, and fear into faith, and that which has been marred into perfection. If there is one thing more than another which I should enjoy doing at this moment it is turning a jellyfish into a mountain goat.

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