The Blessing is in the Breaking
What does it mean to be broken? Webster defines it as being disrupted by change; violated by transgression, not kept or honored. It easy to associate brokenness with a negative connotation but at the root of it all, there is a blessing in the breaking. Of course it hurts, yes it’s hard, and our feelings are often valid. Even though this is the case, you can’t stay there forever. There comes a point in time when you need to make a decision: either remain bitter, hostile, and depressed or seek to heal and learn from it.
How can anything good come from being broken?
I too thought that this was not possible. After the death of my mother and my marriage, how could a blessing come from such pain? There were some very dark days I had to face and I’ve experienced every kind of emotion possible, even some that were ungodly. Having my world turned upside down and broken apart, I could have easily still been in a dark and hurtful place to this very day. But God! Some of you reading this may have experienced death of a loved one, divorce, inability to pay your bills, rejection from people, abuse, addiction, or some other disruptive life event. I encourage you to not fight the pain or act as if you are not hurt. It’s ugly and painful, but it is necessary to go through in order to reach your purpose.
How is there purpose in pain?
That answer is going to differ from person to person but if you are willing and patient, purpose will be revealed. The pain of death has afforded me the blessing to empathize with others who are having to walk that same path. I had to make a decision on if I would allow the misfortune I experienced to kill me or to use it for a greater good bigger than myself. Don’t allow your broken pieces to be in vain. Be determined to use those pieces to bless others.
When Jesus fed the crowd of over five thousand people, He had very little in His hand to work with but somehow it was enough. In order for Him to bless the people with a meal to eat, He had to break apart the five loaves of bread and two fish. Before He could help others who were in need, a breaking had to take place first. Due to the breaking, a multitude of people were blessed. Not only were they blessed with what they needed but the people were so full that they could not eat it all.
I’m here to tell you that although being broken is an awful experience, God has a plan to bring a blessing from it. The blessing is so great that not only will He give you what you need like: peace, comfort, and a renewed mind, but He will take your broken pieces and bless you exceedingly, abundantly and above all you may ask or think. The disciples questioned Jesus at first because they couldn’t see how what they had could ever be enough to help anyone else. Not only was it enough but there was a supply left over that also blessed those who doubted. The key is that they gave Jesus what they had and He broke it then blessed it. So today I encourage you to surrender your broken pieces to Jesus and allow Him to use it to be a blessing to the world.
In Relentless Pursuit,
“He said, “Bring them here to Me.” Then He ordered the crowds to sit down on the grass, and He took the five loaves and the two fish and, looking up toward heaven, He blessed and broke the loaves and gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the people, and they all ate and were satisfied. They picked up twelve full baskets of the leftover broken pieces.” Matthew 14:18-20 AMP