When you think of the word ‘Broken’, what comes to mind? Is it fair to say, something which was whole, like a full cup, glass, vase, smashing and braking into pieces? Or maybe we can see it, as a car fully running and working and then it just stops… broken? Or let’s talk about feelings, attitudes, life… Loving someone, it then doesn't work out…. You’re left with a ‘broken’ heart?
See the thing is, the word broken can be seen in many ways, but it always has two similarities. It’s mostly not ever seen as something good, actually bad, sometimes confused and alone. But the second similarity is that there is hope in knowing that everything broken has its time to be repaired.
This can also be seen with our individual beauty.
How many times, has our beauty, our lives been scarred or broken through people’s words, thoughts, approach, rejection, society or just plain old life? And what are we left with, a broken beauty, a broken identity, a broken life? Do we know who we are any more, Do we still feel beautiful, worth anything or just alone and ugly?
The good news is: We are still beautiful, Our lives are beautiful, We are truly accepted and We can be put back together. I like how Gospel singer Yolanda Adam puts it: 'Give God all your broken pieces and He’ll put you back together, better than you was before’.
Why not look at the definition below regarding the word Broken… How does it make you feel?
Do memories come back, does things become clearer in your head of why you feel or act in a certain way?
Please don’t get it twisted, this blog is not here to make you feel low, condemned or be-little it’s here to enable you to see your brokenness in which area it may be and enable you to call out to God and say, Lord help, heal me and put me back together.
As mentioned above your beauty could have been broken through what people have said or done towards you. You may have insecurities about how you look and lack confidence as to who you are. The thing is, sometimes people hurt others without thinking about the repercussions of what stays as a scare that has been left to damage such an individual perspective. Lies has been spoken, demonstrated and absorbed.
But I want you to know, this is what your Heavenly Father says to you in Psalm 34:18: “The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.”
Psalm 147:3 “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.”
Matthew 5: 3-4 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.”
Meaning you are not ever alone, God is right there to see you through, it might take some time, months or even years to be healed or put back together. But it is possible & it will happen as long as you are willing to heal and move on beyond your brokenness.
People will always say what they want to say; even do whatever they feel too, even if it does break someone to the point of not knowing their self worth. For example: I remember being in a relationship, where I cried all the time, I wasn't valued, I was called different names, but one that stuck was being told I was weak. And then living in that lie. That didn't leave a great, wonderful or cherished effort on me. It left me feeling, down, worthless and weak.
But thanks be to God for his comfort, care, unconditional love and most of all the time He has; to put me back together bit by bit, making me into a better lady, a Treasure aka PRICELESS.
The amazing thing from all of this experience is the healing & restored hope. If your beauty, your life has been broken, your worth dampened, your hope lost by others or self. This is for you. There is no situation that God cannot reach into, or even find the littlest pieces and mold you back together, after all He originally created you: Yet you, LORD, are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your. (Isaiah 64:8)
And if you are one of those reading this blog and has been speaking negatively or mistreating your boyfriend, girlfriend, friend or family member… STOP right now. It’s not a nice thing to do & it doesn't help anyone. If God doesn't say or do these things to us, neither should any one be able to do this so freely to others or to themselves.
Let’s be careful how we approach people, speak & act more with love than hatred, jealously or pain.
Having your beauty & life broken, takes away or scars the beauty & life God has already blessed you with, unless you give it back to Him and let Him repair it completely.
There is always room to be healed, appreciated, accepted but most of all loved. Make a choice today, choose to not listen to the lies and cling to that which lifts you up and shows you the amazing person you are and be determined to wear your smile proudly and rightfully.
Here’s Yolanda Adam’s video ‘Show Me’. I hope you enjoy it.
Keep being beautiful