Brokenness in Your Life
“Not my will, but yours be done.” (Luke 22:42)
If our goal is to be used by our Lord Jesus, don’t be surprised when he permits seasons of hurt, adversity and brokenness to come in our lives. Jesus experienced it, and he said, “A servant is not greater than his master” (John 15:20). Is it our Lord’s intent to hurt us? Absolutely not, but to grow and expand our capacity to carry his love to a lost and dying world in need of compassion and love. Many times heartache and sorrow clears up our thinking. In the school of Christ, brokenness is a good thing. What you talking about preacher? It’s impossible for any of us to become close and reliant and intimate with our Lord Jesus unless we are broken of independence and pride and our own hard headedness that our way is better than God’s way. Many times in our lives, brokenness is the last stop before we finally cry out. I can’t; Jesus can! It’s Paul confessing in Romans 7:24, “What a wretched man I am. Who will rescue me from this body of death?” It’s the prodigal son fighting with the pigs over slop in Luke 15:11-32. It’s Joseph, still in prison and forgotten by the cupbearer in Genesis 40:23. It’s Jonah in the whale’s belly confessing the consequences of running from God in Jonah 2:1-9. It’s Peter crying out bitterly outside of Jesus’ trail in Luke 22:62. It’s Jesus abandoning everything to God, praying, “Father…not my will but yours be done“ in Luke 22:42. God in his never-ending loving pursuit will break us of our pride, our sin, our uncaring and our independence! Like Jesus serving bread at the last supper, our Lord takes us, breaks us, blesses us and uses us! Are you going through a season right now of sorrow and brokenness? Be encouraged; in God’s kingdom brokenness is the path to victory and blessing and to have our Lord do his own work through us just once is better than a lifetime of us striving on our own!
Love in Christ Jesus!