Have you come to a place of complete brokenness, a place where you feel; lost, lonely, broke or emotionally drained?
Finding Humility In Brokenness
Brokenness can lead to healing, restoration, and peace; if we embrace the moment as an opportunity to draw closer to God.
As it is truly through this process where we grow in humility.
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We have been there before. We’ve lost family members, our mentors, careers, finances, our home, even our cars.
We were overwhelmed with a feeling of inadequacy, emotionally drained and felt we had nothing good in us to give to God. However, in our brokenness, we discovered that’s exactly where we needed to be.
It was the catalyst that forced us to develop a reliance of God and His abilities, not ours.
Brokenness In Our Life
While we were in the real estate business, we had a client who lost their home, and we were helping them find a rental.
During the entire time we were out showing properties, the entire family was complaining about having to downsize. It was very awkward showing them property, but we said nothing and maintained our professionalism.
A few weeks later, this same client noticed we moved, and called to find out if we sold our house.
Humbly, we explained that we also lost our home and moved into a rental. Then there was silence.
This client began to weep, and went on to say that they had no idea what was going on, and how much of a testimony it was that we could walk in the devastation of losing our home with perfect peace.
And it was that conversation that made us realize, what we go through often times is meant for others. Yet, many of us miss the opportunities to encourage others if we’re afraid to share our struggles.
When we become completely broken before God, it opens the door for the Lord to be able to use us. What would have embarrassed us, turned out to be what raised us up in our walk with Christ.
It wasn’t until we finally surrendered to our brokenness before the Lord, that we found ourselves more eager to serve. And more sympathetic toward others who experienced similar hardships.
For it is in our weakness where God can be glorified. He can’t be glorified when we are puffed up in our own success of life.
“Each time he said,“My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me.” ~ 2 Corinthians 12:9 (NLT)
In the End
Brokenness can make us see things, we wouldn’t normally see when life is going well. So, no matter your struggle, know that God is in control.
There’s a purpose for everything, and where you are, is exactly where you are supposed to be.
Seek God’s face, not His hand. Then watch how He will use you to show His glory to others!
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~ André and Timberley Gray
Ayanna @ 21FlavorsofSplendor says
So true!! There have been so many times in life when coming to the of myself and being broken before God has helped me to grow in so many ways.
Amen Ayanna thank you for stopping by to read!
Suzy Pertle says
It took jail, psych wards, a marriage I ruined, my Son giving up on me, an adulterous relationship where I was abused, 2 years of clinical depression to realize how much God loved me so much that he sent his Son to pay for every deep and dark secret and sin. Today, I don’t have much but I have a Savior and God who sees me through his purified lenses and not the dark lenses that I saw myself. Praise God!
Kristi Woods says
Encouraging word, and what a beautiful testimony you were to your client. Actions often do speak louder than words, don’t they? Am pinning this sweet bit of encouragement.
Hi Kristi, thank you for stopping by to read and sharing this post. ~ Blessings
Esther Hosea says
Amen! We have never lived in greater victory than in this past year. The catalyst? Total brokenness, and the most humiliating experience of our lives!
Esther isn’t God so good to turn our brokenness into a place that bring us to total reliance on Him. Thank you for stopping by to read. ~ Blessings
Great post Timberly
I know that place of brokenness all too well. It’s that place I have learned not to walk in shame but in faith. It’s a personal sacred ground of restoration and renewal. It’s that place where I learn to see God when others would ask where is he!
Love your post! Blessings
Oh Lureta I love that….a place I learn to see God when others ask where is He! Thank you for sharing and stopping by to read! ~ Blessings
Emily J- The Muchness Mama says
LOVE LOVE LOVE this!! I have felt so incredibly broken over the last few years, heck the last few days! I have to keep reminding myself of God’s power to use broken things and create miracles.
Have you heard of the Japanese art of kintsugi? They repair broken pottery with gold making them new and beautiful. I recently did an art journaling piece where I put cracks in a woman’s face then painted them with gold. It was therapeutic to imagine God putting me back together as I worked on putting that woman back together.
Oh I love that! I’m gonna have look that up. Thank you for sharing with me Emily! ~ Blessings