Has your family become broken to the point that you don’t know what good life holds for you anymore?
Do you not know? Have you not heard? Has it not been told to you from the beginning? Have you not understood since the earth was founded?
There are many things in life that we do not see coming, things we don’t plan on, things we don’t wish for. Broken family is one of those things, we don’t plan for divorce or for abuse, we don’t want children to be taken from their families or to grow up making choices that harm their future and yet all of these things happen.
And so we cry.
We cry so many tears and we feel so helpless when the family is broken, for whatever reason. Family is supposed to love, family is meant to be a place of rest and not persecution, a place for dreams to come true, not a hell where they shatter publically for all to watch.
It’s when these things happen that we should take comfort in the Word of God. There’s a section of scripture that reads so easily and if you are in a place where you just can’t take on anymore, than know that these words are for you.
Lift up your eyes and look to the heavens: Who created all these?
He who brings out the starry host one by one and calls forth each of them by name.
Because of his great power and mighty strength, not one of them is missing.
Why do you complain, Jacob?
Why do you say, Israel,
“My way is hidden from the LORD;
My cause is disregarded by my God”?
Do you not know?
Have you not heard?
The LORD is the everlasting God,
The Creator of the ends of the earth.
He will not grow tired or weary,
and his understanding no one can fathom.
He gives strength to the weary
And increases the power of the weak.
Even youths grow tired and weary
And young men stumble and fall;
But those who hope in the LORD
Will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
They will run and not grow weary,
They will walk and not be faint.
If you are in a place today where you are tired and weary, if you don’t know where your strength and resources will come from when all you see around you is broken family then please take hold of these words as promises from the LORD knowing that He can handle it all.
Life tends to leave us feeling broken, God wants us to draw near to Him during this time. If you are looking for a new devotional to overcome the feeling of brokenness in your life then I would like to invite you to embark on the life changing journey that Beauty & The Broken will take you on. Unlike other devotionals out on the market this one deals with areas of life such as abuse, addictions and the overall feeling of not being good enough. Learn how God takes broken people and how you can discover true beauty in your own life.