Over the last few days, two of my friends who seem to “have everything together” made the same remark. They both said, “Everyone is broken.” Because they seem so “whole,” I was shocked when each one said it!
Because I live with me 😊, I understand my brokenness. Since I counsel, I know there are other broken people in the world. But sometimes, especially when I feel really wrecked, it’s difficult to realize that it’s not just a small minority of us “messed up.” Instead, “being broken” is a universal trait… all humans share it! We are all broken in one way or another.
That would be sad if there were not more to the story!
However, the “rest of the story” is beautiful and it goes like this… Even though we are broken, even though we constantly mess up, even though we make tons of mistakes, God still LOVES us. In fact, He loved us so much that He made the ultimate sacrifice… He sent Jesus to die on the cross to restore our brokenness and to make us whole.
This week we are looking at the idea of faith. Faith is “complete confidence or trust in someone or something.” The Bible says that it is faith that allows us to experience God’s promises (Romans 4: 16).
Isaiah 53: 5 promises everyone “wholeness.” The verse states, “But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.” The word “peace” comes from the Hebrew word “shalom.” This word is huge and means wholeness in every area of your life!
Christ’s sacrifice moves you from brokenness to wholeness! It is your promise and mine! Let’s receive the promise of wholeness today by faith!
Thanks for reading!