The other day, as I was making my morning coffee, I reached for my favorite mug. It’s the one with the broken handle and ugly globs of glue holding it all together.
It was my Mozart mug that I got last year when we were on vacation in Austria.
You may not know this about me, but I took 12 years of classical piano. I guess, I’m kind of a music nerd, so Mozart is a hero to me.
But, when we got home and unpacked, the mug fell apart into several pieces. My sensitive husband said, “Oh, sorry Babe. Guess you’re going to have to throw that away.”
“NO WAY!” I said, “Its MY mug and it’s special to me!” I could still see the value in it.
In Your Life Have You Ever Felt Broken?
When I was a child, I was raped and molested. I felt broken.
As a teenager, I was a pregnant and unwed. I felt broken.
My ex-husband had a drug problem and he left me. That made me feel broken.
It’s not unusual to feel broken at some point in our lives. (A lot of us do.) But, have you been healed of your brokenness?
“…He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed;” Luke 4:18 (NKJV)
My little broken cup means so much more to me, now. It reminds me that once upon a time, it was so badly broken that it shouldn’t even be here.
God is the Gorilla Glue that heals our broken hearts and cements our brokenness, because He still sees great value in us!
Every time I had those feelings of being weak, broken and insecure, I wrote about it, and how God answered my prayers.
My hope is, that you’ll find help and healing in the same scriptures I used to turn my thinking around.