God Can Restore Our Brokenness
You and I have several things in common. Neither of us are perfect. Both of us have failed God and the people we love most. And we were born into a family with some flaws.
Maybe you feel like you are the one who broke the family’s perfect record. I doubt it. If your family seemed so perfect before you lost your way, your brokenness likely gave them a glimpse into their own faulty heart. Because seriously, there is no one without sin. The one judging your sin is just as guilty.
God sent Jesus to make a way for every sinner to have beauty instead of ashes, joy instead of mourning, and praise instead of despair. Instead of living a wimpy life, we can be as sturdy as an oak, because of Jesus. (Isaiah 61:3)
Are you focused on the Ancient Ruins? What your family has done? What you have done or might do?
This verse woke me up to HOPE.
They will rebuild the ancient ruins, repairing cities destroyed long ago. They will revive them, though they have been deserted for many generations. Isaiah 61:4 NLT
The stiff-necked Israelites would sin their way into captivity and our merciful God would free them. Then God would help them rebuild what was lost during those years.
God’s enemy wants us to see devastation and captivity in our family line and expect nothing but more of the same. He wants you and me to feel like we will never find our way out of the habits, addictions, and other illnesses that seem etched in our DNA. He would like you to forget about the “new creation” God is very able to fulfill in you.
Our confidence must be based on what God has done and can do.
If we are to experience a #ConfidenceRevival, then we MUST keep our eyes off of people and on to our Almighty God. Because ….
Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” Matthew 19:26
Let’s get real with God on this subject. I’ll go first.
Thank You God for being this merciful and powerful.
I believe You are able to restore the brokenness in me and my family. But my faith is fragile.
I want to become sturdy as an oak.
Here are my ancient and not so ancient ruins. I confess that I am not able to rebuild them on my own. Shepherd me to a more complete dependence on You.
Make me whole and use me to build other’s confidence in You.
In Jesus name, I pray. Amen
About Jennifer O. White
I'm a simple wife who has discovered God's amazing gift of prayer. Here at Prayerfully Speaking I share my journey of unwrapping this gift. God invites us to ask Him, but His enemy works diligently to keep that from happening. I hope to offer you encouragement to believe God is ready to pour more into your life than you've ever imaged.