We can’t fix the broken, only God can. Even when we reach out to someone in times of need, grief and heartache it doesn’t mean we can salvage their brokenness.
Having an empathetic and benevolent mindset can be both a blessing and curse. Often the help offered in love proves to be just a band-aide to something deeper that is beyond our scope of awareness. In our desire to strengthen and encourage others we fail to realize that we may take-on burdens we were never meant to bear.
As the founder of a local organization that serves community needs and the daughter of a former pastor, I have acquired (with age) a better understanding of what it must have been like for my daddy to reach out to a congregation of broken people. I believe congregations today are no different than when my daddy was a pastor.
We are all broken because we live in an imperfect world filled with sin. Your brokenness may be different than mine. It could be physical/mental abuse, incest, divorce, addictions, loss of life, financial difficulties, health issues or undeserved disappointments. No one is immune from life’s broken moments including Jesus; crucifixion was His broken moment.
Today, as I deal with the static background noise and sounds that no one else hears, I reach out to Jesus. Only He can fix our broken hearts, world, communities and bring us the peace that is promised in God’s Word. The peace that passes all understanding regardless of the circumstances we face today, tomorrow or in the future.
“Then God’s peace, which goes far beyond anything we can imagine, will guard your hearts and minds in union with the Messiah Jesus.” Philippians 4:7
Only God’s love can change us and open our eyes to make a change. I pray your eyes become wide open to the soul food that will be written in the Book of Eternity. Make it count.