25. Can you heal from brokenness?
You have had days and moments like the smashed up cell phones above. Could be something so unexpected; flat tire, stolen vehicle or a break in. Perhaps an argument. Maybe a life style, an event or an incident long ago that left its marks. Could be an assortment of many painful events; more than you can even remember. The very deep wounds from encounters like that are often the wounds no one sees. My suggestions can go on; yet it could or would never match the devastating way brokenness can block your vision.
How do you heal from the brokenness? Whether it encompasses your life or it is a part of you, the wounds can not be forgotten. It may seen impossible that your wounds can heal. I know from personal experience how difficult the journey is. Inner wounds are the hardest to manage as they rise up often at unexpected and unwanted times. The saddening part is the brokenness you feel over it. This brokenness and the lack of trust that occurs out of it often brings you to be defensive and difficult to others who have nothing to do with what happened. Hurting people hurt people.
You may wonder how you got to this point with your brokenness. Being alone and broken without a belief leads you to devastation. Aggression and bitterness can then move in. There is a connection between brokenness and faith. Faith is the wonderful title deed you were given when you became a believer. Exercising faith opens the door for God to be invited to your brokenness. God knows about your life. He saw, felt and greatly grieved when the wounding occurred to you. He gave all of us freedom to choose to live as we wanted and this freedom enabled us to choose to hurt others and for your hurt to occur.
How do you then use faith to heal from wounding? Simply be faithfully relying, needing, trusting, and leaning on Him. He can take the pressure of you when He is given the right by your faith to take care of your issues. Proverbs 3:5-7 "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths. Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and depart from evil."
Fear often is the unwanted visitor from brokenness. Fear of the what, when, where, why and how of the unknown. Fear also stands for F false E expectations A appearing R real. The bible speaks of fear very often. It tells you not to fear. In God's economy, you need to believe before you get. If you recognize the fear and the pain and give it to the Lord , you will be stronger on the other side. What does this mean? It means to have the courage to lean on the words given to you by the Lord despite the fear you feel. It means that the Lord will be with you and live through you as you develop courage to let go of your past. To make it easier in your healing journey, you can lean on Him and other trusted believers. Choose to believe for healing before it happens and then it will. This is God's economy. Luke 17:6 "If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain..." Faith for healing is the key to heal from brokenness.
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