We All Feel Bruised From Time To Time

flower whiteWounded. We are all wounded at some point in our lives. We carry around scars of guilt and regret. We wear shades of sadness and cover ourselves in sackcloth. We cry out of pain and grief. We feel abandoned by people – and the sting of the pain is like coarse sea salt in the deep lesion.

Discarded. We can feel like no one cares about the silent pain we face daily. Thrown out and good-for-nothing, set out by the dumpster – to ruin in the rain. We can feel worthless.

Shattered. We can feel this way. We can feel like a broken pot – discarded in the junk yard of rusted metals. Covered in fresh dirt and clay, we can feel broken and alone.

After all, we are human. Made of clay – that is prone to break.

But, Dear heart – God restores the broken.

His Word uplifts the bruised. His grace unshackles the guilt ridden. His love caresses the bleeding hearts.

His life and death gives hope to the hopeless. His sacrificial hands give power to the weak. His eyes look past failures and sees unending potential.

But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us. We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed; Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body. {2 Corinthians 4: 7-9}

Let God hold you today. Let his mercies pervade your body. Listen to His still small voice. Sing to the heavens and praise His faithfulness.

If you feel wounded and shattered, come drink at the waters of his never-ending stream of affection. He loves you with an everlasting love. He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. {Psalm 147:3}

It’s ok to feel wounded, discarded and shattered. You live in a world that is comprised of these feelings.

However, you are not fueled by feelings – but truth.

You are not destroyed. You will never be destroyed in Christ Jesus. Take heart in that promise.The horse is prepared for the day of battle, but victory belongs to the LORD. {Proverbs 21: 31}

I intended to write on my new fab recipe for sweet potato broccoli soup today; however, things change and the Lord really laid this word {above} on my heart. So, not to worry little foodies – a recipe for this delicious soup is coming soon (but not today.)