There are a lot of things that can make us feel broken, not whole. Circumstances or events in your life can break you and make you feel like a little pieces of yourself are lost for good. You may begin to wonder who you are anymore and feel like only a part of who you used to be. But the beautiful thing is that we have a God who gathers each and every one of those pieces. He doesn’t let them fall or falter. He doesn’t let them go to waste.
“Yet you, Lord, are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand.” -Isaiah 64:8 NIV
He reminds us that nothing is lost. He intertwines every broken piece of our story into something beautiful. He is the potter, and we are the clay. No matter how many times we unintentionally try and make our clay harder to mold, the Father is the master potter. There is nothing that He can’t make beautiful.
At my home church there is a cross hanging in the prayer chapel. It is a cross that always receives compliments and attention. As you get closer, you notice that it wasn’t made from one solid piece of material. This cross was made from numerous broken pieces of pottery, and the brokenness makes it so beautiful.
One of my favorite songs says it best:
When I thought I lost me
You knew where I left me
You reintroduced me to Your love
You picked up all my pieces
Put me back together
You are the defender of my heart
(Defender, Rita Springer)
What broken pieces have you seen God make whole in your life?
Author: Gracie Martin