Brokenness is a part of life.
In the midst of the pain we can find ourselves questioning God.
We wonder where He is and why we are going through the difficulty.
The weight of our circumstances can blind us to His goodness, making it difficult for us to move forward.
Almost 11 years ago I experienced a loss that left me in this very spot.
After having 3 healthy babies, I miscarried at 3 months of pregnancy.
My first reaction was disbelief. But the more I meditated on what had happened the more anxious I became.
The enemy was quick to throw accusations my way, leaving me questioning if the loss was a result of something I had done.
I was broken.
But God uses broken vessels.
What’s so interesting, is that the more I sought Him, the more I realized this brokenness was not about me.
It wasn’t about anything I had done and it wasn’t about how much He loved me.
He sent His Son to die for me. There is no greater love than that.
While the pain was hard, I began to see Him use it.
Countless times I’ve been able to encourage others who have miscarried or have felt fearful in pregnancy.
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He used it for my good, to help others and for His glory.
This weeks feature post was such an encouragement for me.
I am reminded of the fact that we can have faith and hope in the midst of brokenness.
Rachel shares the wisdom she gained from the broken places in her life:
I don’t know about you, but I have been broken a time or two in my life. I have dealt with ongoing, debilitating illness, my body has been defiled at the hands of another, I’ve been rejected, betrayed and neglected, I’ve been hurt, mocked and shamed, I’ve suffered the painful loss of two of my children…
Yes, I know a thing or two about brokenness.
But one thing I have come to understand about being broken, is that it is not about me.
Despite the challenges and pain, she’s walked away with true nuggets of wisdom to share with others. To read more of Rachel’s post and what she’s learned in the midst of brokenness you can visit Be Thee Inspired.