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How to Deal with Life When You Are Broken

I wasn’t going to post this but it keeps coming back so I will. I want to talk about…brokenness and wholeness.

For the holidays, I had been on an informal search for the perfect nativity snow globe. A few weeks into the season my kids and I found the perfect one–reverent, white, and beautiful.

Then the week before Christmas my little guy was trying to wind it up and in the process, dropped it. I mean dropped it with the smashiest, crashiest crash you’ve ever seen. Tiny shattered pieces were everywhere.

I gave him a hug and said no worries, life happens, and look–the nativity was still whole.

#truth That’s how life is.

At this time in life, you may feel shattered in a million pieces, but your core is still whole. Yes, life happens. But He is still there for you, and will always and ever be.

Christmas is past, and with it a sigh of what was, facing what is, and wondering what will yet be.

And in this space, it’s still okay–in fact, it’s vital–that we acknowledge whatever brokenness is ours. To sweep it out. To gather it up. And then take it to the Master Healer. Knowing that as we open our hearts in prayer, and turn to Him in faith, that He will answer our pleas and heartaches with a still small voice, a feeling of comfort, or a timely tender mercy.

I have experienced this over and over and over again.

This from Jeffrey R. Holland:

“If you are lonely, please know you can find comfort. If you are discouraged, please know you can find hope. If you are poor in spirit, please know you can be strengthened. If you feel you are broken, please know you can be mended…

Whatever other steps you may need to take to resolve these concerns, come first to the gospel of Jesus Christ. Trust in heaven’s promises…“that whosoever shall put their trust in God shall be supported “in their trials, and their troubles, and their afflictions.”

Stay focused on the wholeness that already exists. And the wholeness He will give you as you actively, lovingly, willingly turn to Him.

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