Tuesday, July 9, 2013


Brokenness is where the Lord wants us to be so that He may show us His abilities.  Not what I think He can do, but what He can PROVE He can do on my behalf.  The state of brokenness is when we come to the end ourselves and are ready to surrender all.  The glory of the Lord is seen in the transformation of our souls at that very moment of brokenness.  It is a visible miracle we are gifted with as we witness Him physically, mentally, and spiritually change us from the inside out.
I found these words from Joni Eareckson Tada's devotional Diamonds in the Dust very encouraging...
Joni writes of finding some broken glass in her studio by the window and mentioned how the light was beautifully refracted off of the broken pieces.  She goes on to say, “What’s true of shattered glass is true of a broken life.  Shattered dreams.  A heart full of fissures.  Hopes that are splintered.  A life in pieces that appears to be ruined.  But given time and prayer, such a person’s life can shine more brightly than if the brokenness had never happened.  When the light of the Lord Jesus falls upon a shattered life, that believer’s hopes can be brightened. 
It’s the nature of things that catch the light: The color and dazzle of light sparkles best through things that are shattered.  Only our great God can reach down into what otherwise would be brokenness and produce something beautiful.  With Him, nothing is wasted.  Every broken dream and heart that hurts can be redeemed by His loving, warm touch.  Your life may be shattered by sorrow, pain, or sin, but God has in mind a kaleidoscope through which His light can shine more brilliantly.”
Dear Raya, be encouraged. God is the Light of the world and He will bring forth His glistening light from the shattered pieces of your heart. Refracted light is SO beautiful! The vibrant rainbow of colors that shine so brightly! Amazing! Rainbows are our gift from the Lord that serve as a reminder of His promises to us. So it is in our brokenness that God's beauty will be seen, His promises are made, and His plans to prosper us begin.

Lord Jesus, I pray that Your glory and beauty would shine through the brokenness of each heart represented in each woman reading this message You have for them. Take their shattered pieces and begin to reflect Your light and love through each sliver. Illuminate the deepest fissures. Bring forth a rainbow of light for each woman to hold onto as Your promise that You will not destroy them, but in Your faithfulness, You will RESTORE them! Be glorified, Lord. In Jesus name. Amen.