Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Shards of Broken

My God is good.  No. Matter. What.

It's easy to believe when life glistens streaming brilliantly through the perfect window pane.  When the window pane smashes into thousands of shards and you stand in the midst of broken.  Will you still believe?  No. Matter. What.

Scooping up pieces of broken.  Feebly trying to put the pieces back together.  Slivered glass makes your fingers bleed.  When the situation completely shattered mocks you as you stand.  Will you still believe? No. Matter. What.

I whisper this to myself today as I kneel in the midst of broken.  Broken beyond what I could ever comprehend.   There is nothing I can do.  Nothing in my own strength.  When all you can cry out  "We do not know what to do, but our eyes are on you" (2 Chron 20:12)   Will you still believe?  No. Matter. What.

Standing in the midst of broken.  Keeping your eyes on Him.  Setting down the broken shards and lifting your hands in praise.  Believing He is good. No. Matter. What.

My God, He's not in the window life smashing business.  And when you stand in the midst of the broken, He stands with you.  When you scoop up the glass shards and bleed because you try to put all the pieces back together on your own, He heals you.  When you have nothing left and the tears run dry, He strengthens you.  When you have no idea where to step, He leads you.  When you simply crumple, He holds you.

The thief comes to steal, kill, destroy, and shatter.  Jesus came to give us life, beautiful amazing, beyond what we could ever ask or imagine life.   Even in the midst of this broken.  I will believe.  My God is good.  No. Matter.  What.

8 comments:

Karen said...

Oh, Sarah...it's been a long time since you last posted...I always loved your splashes of His glory that you shared...and even this...in the brokenness speaks to me...I wrote a post a few years ago about our Savior being the "Seeker of Shards"...and how our brokenness can only be repaired by His hands...and that healing begins with the Heart Maker...

Praying for you, my friend...and declaring with you that "my God is good. No. Matter. What."

Denise said...

dear Sarah, welcome back. have truly missed you. so sorry you are hurting, praying for you.

The Queen of Brussels Sprouts said...

Ooops....commented on the wrong strain....sorry....

Broken...been there....it hurts! Praying.

Jill Samter said...

No matter what He is good!

Standing with you and trusting that He will redeem it all! That no matter how many broken shards are left He will not leave us for one second alone!

Trusting with you that even during the worst of days, that His goodness will see you through!

I love you and always praying for your precious heart!

Borum Arts said...

My dear sister continue to overcome in the face of the enemy who has done everything in his power to destroy you. You have prevailed. You are a walking testimony of grace and I am proud to know you. In your corner cheering you on to continue you in the good fight.

Borum Arts said...

My dear sister continue to overcome in the face of the enemy who has done everything in his power to destroy you. You have prevailed. You are a walking testimony of grace and I am proud to know you. In your corner cheering you on to continue you in the good fight.

Love Shines Missions said...

You're a wonderful writer! :)

BARBIE said...

Sarah, I do not know your circumstances, but my heart is praying for you. We may be broken at times, but He will put us back together again. He is faithful.