Thursday, October 10, 2013

Broken...together

We're all broken.

I sat with a group of women today and realized (again) that we all have unseen struggles.  I never would have realized, just looking at them, at us.  We look so...together.  Most of us had showered, some even put on make-up, we were all dressed.  We smiled and nodded.

But it's an illusion.  You know, kind of how nothing is really solid because it's made up of atoms, which are made up of mostly empty space with some particles moving around?  An illusion.

We are all broken.  But God, in His mercy, has given us each other.  We were not meant to navigate through this life alone. 

The LORD God said,
"It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a companion for him...."
Genesis 2:18 (NET Bible)
 What a blessing it is to be able to share our brokenness: our fears, our hurts, our insecurities, our pain, our shortcomings...because in the sharing they become lighter--easier to bear. 

A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated,
but two can stand back-to-back and conquer.
Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken.
Ecclesiastes 4:12 (NLT)


Have you ever thought of those struggles as attacking and defeating?  This is truth, my friends.  We are under attack and in danger of defeat.  Together, we will not be defeated...by any of it: fears, hurts, insecurities, pain, shortcomings.  Together we conquer; together we overcome.

We are all broken.  Every. One.  But in the sharing, through grace, we are made whole.

For where two or three have gathered together in My name, I am there in their midst.
Matthew 18:20

Love you, sisters.  Thank you.

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