5 Reasons Your Brokenness Might Be Your Greatest Blessing! Part 2

Is it possible for brokenness to be a good thing? Can we reach a perspective from which to see things differently? Would it be a false optimism or something more?

beautiful brokenness 2

Image from my trip to Bangladesh (2013)

In part 1, we looked at how brokenness is valuable to God. He saw the brokenness of mankind and made a choice to send His own Son as payment for that brokenness.  Click here to read: #1 BROKENNESS IS VALUABLE TO GOD!

Now on to number 2:

#2 BROKENNESS IS GOD’S GIFT TO YOU!

Wow! Who gives a gift that’s broken? God does that’s who. So how is brokenness God’s gift to me?

  • JESUS WAS BROKEN AS GOD’S GIFT TO ME

Jesus at the Last Supper, symbolizing His own death, offered His disciples the bread of communion.

1 Corinthians 11:24 (KJV 1900)

24 And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me. (emphasis mine)

BROKEN FOR YOU! Jesus was voluntarily broken for you and me. Brokenness can be, and is, a gift.

 

  • MY BROKENNESS BECOMES GOD’S OPPORTUNITY

2 Corinthians 12:9–10 (KJV 1900)

9 And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 10 Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.

 Read those verses again, slowly. The Apostle Paul asked God three times to deliver him from this “thorn in the flesh.” God’s answer? This brokenness has a purpose! God gives two promises through Paul’s brokenness:

  1. HIS GRACE IS SUFFICIENT FOR THE NEED

  2. HIS STRENGTH WILL BE DISPLAYED IN WEAKNESS

So Paul resolves himself to realize the gift of brokenness. “Therefore, I take pleasure in infirmities…” I do realize this is easier said than done, yet it is possible. Somehow:

“…all things to work together for good…”

Romans 8:28 KJV

 So what about you? Have you experienced certain broken things in your life that have turned out to be a blessing? Are you having a hard time making sense of a current situation? I’d love to hear your insights and input! Leave your thoughts in the comments.

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