Monday, March 17, 2008

March 17th

The Strength of Brokenness

1 Samuel 2:4

The bows of the warriors are broken, but those who stumbled are armed with

There is an oxymoron throughout the Bible. It says that brokenness is
strength. How can this be? How can brokenness be strength? In order to use
men and women to their fullest extent, the Lord has to break His servants so
that they might have a new kind of strength that is not human in origin. It
is strength in spirit that is born only through brokenness.

Paul was broken on the Damascus road. Peter was broken after Jesus was taken
prisoner. Jacob was broken at Peniel. David was broken after his sin with
Bathsheba. The list could go on of those the Lord had to break in different
ways before they could be used in the Kingdom.

(love this) When we are broken, we see the frailty of human strength and
come to grips with the reality that we can do nothing in our own strength.
Then, new strength emerges that God uses mightily. God resists the proud but
gives grace to the humble.

Do not fear brokenness. For it may be the missing ingredient to a life that
emerges with a new kind of strength and experience not known before. Pray
for a broken and contrite heart that God can bless.

1 comment:

  1. This is beautiful--Thanks for sharing it.


Thanks for taking the time!