Individuals throughout the world, at
some point, has, or will, experience brokenness. According to
www.freedictionary.com, brokenness is defined as having been violated,
incomplete, or separated into two or more pieces. Given the severity of our
fractures at times, we can not identify one culprit alone to be the cause of
our brokenness. Many today air their past hurts, and the culprit for their
brokenness dates back to what was experienced within the family unit. Others
have told horrifying stories of relationship woes that rendered them broken.
How can the brokenness be mended?
Growing up as children, we were
taught by our parents that drinking milk can help keep our bones strong within
our bodies, so that if we were to ever fall, our bones would be protected, or
so we thought. What then, can we ingest that will help protect us from being
broken emotionally, or spiritually? As we ponder this thought, we are reminded,
that even in the natural, when bones are broken, there is a process for
physical healing. Anyone that has broken any bones within their body have had
xrays taken to find out where the broken place or fracture is, and a treatment
plan is recommended.
Individuals who break their bones
visit an Orthopaedic Specialist, and they are casted for a specified period of
time. The place that is broken is wrapped and protected, and with time, it
eventually heals. As a person is casted, the place that is broken is not used
during that time as well, as any sudden movement will impede the healing process. How then,
can those that have broken emotions, or are spiritually broken receive healing?
Psalm 34:18 reminds us, that,
"the Lord draws near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in
spirit." (ESV) For those experiencing brokenness, GOD is the answer to
healing any present, past, or future hurt. As with the Orthopaedic Specialist,
all affected persons need to visit the one that knows all things! Through the
working of the Holy Spirit, GOD can reach out and touch the places of
brokenness, and cast the affected area. As it is in the natural, we also need
to spend time in GOD's presence being immobilized until the place of fracture
or brokenness heals. How can we allow ourselves to be immobilized when we have
to keep living? We do so by remaining in His presence! In His presence, there
is fullness of joy! Also, as we are in His presence, His power will reach and
heal every broken area within our lives.
As we await GOD's manifested power
to deliver us from our past hurt, we need to seek His wisdom concerning how we
are to relate to others, and especially those that caused us to be broken.
Through GOD, and time, we will be able to forgive those that sought to destroy
our lives. If we are not able to forgive, then we can not expect for the
damaged areas within us to keep its repair. Unforgiveness is powerful enough to
cause old sores and wounds to reopen. Though the task is not easy, we must
endeavor to forgive!
In sum, dealing with brokenness can
be quite a daunting task, but a necessary one. How can we minister effectively
if we are bleeding from old wounds? How strong will our witness be, if we
constantly release venom due to old hurt and pain? Through GOD, all things are
possible! He desires to be to us what an Orthopaedic Specialist is to those
with broken bones. He wants to cast us, so that we can heal properly in those
broken places. Cry out, "Abba Father" today, and allow Him to cast
you! Cry out "Hosanna" and let Him mend your broken pieces this very
day! Myriad persons are out there along the way, awaiting our healing so that
they can receive theirs. Give Him what's broken, and move forward by His
Spirit, and in His divine timing, after your casting! Kingdom Blessings, and we
bid to all that are broken in this hour, GOD's speed upon their lives!!