Almost immediately upon hearing the word our minds jump towards “fixed”. As if something is inherently wrong with being in a state of imperfection.
This weekend I will teach a session titled “Walking Beside the Brokenhearted”. And perhaps my biggest fear is that someone will walk away feeling like a state of brokenness is not okay.
I will teach about steps towards healing…and how to minister to someone with a broken heart. All methods to remedy what seems to be wrong with someone. And healing is needed, no one wants to stay in a place of brokenness forever. But here’s the catch – being broken IS okay. It is nothing to be ashamed of. In fact, if we never broke – we would likely never grow. Brokenness is often the very point and crack that mends us up towards wholeness in Christ.
The Bible tells us that the Lord came to heal our broken hearts…to bind up our wounds. That by His wounds we are healed.
What if Christ had never been broken?
If He had not been crucified – and for a moment – even forsaken and abandoned to die on the cross?
Well…we would not have our home in heaven. We would be rendered forever broken. Irreparable. Separated from God for eternity.
There is power in brokenness. Redemption power. Saving power. Freeing power.
The women I will speak to this weekend…many of them know the sting of a broken heart. The gushing of a crushed spirit. And yet they speak.
They speak and write of a contagious freedom offered up through Christ. A Savior who was broken so that our hearts might mend. There is nothing wrong with being broken. Sometimes it’s just His way of leading us towards freedom and setting the captives free…