Tuesday, November 17, 2015
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.