Fixing the pieces

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Isaiah 61:1

The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me   to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted

Jesus came to bind up the broken hearted.

When something breaks your heart you feel like your world is ending. Like you will never be the same. We want to put the pieces back together so we can be whole again, but no matter what we do we’re still broken!

It’s like when you were little and you accidentally broke something, you  try to cover it up by fixing it. Your first thought is “oh snap!” Then you go in search of tape, glue, or super glue if you were allowed to know where it was at. You work so hard at getting all the little pieces put back in the right spot. Yet even though you worked so hard it still gets noticed that it’s broken. The cracks are seen, water leaks through, or it just crumbles again. That’s because you didn’t have all the right tools and techniques to fix it properly.

When our heart gets broken and our world seems to fall apart, we try to piece it back together on our own. The cracks are always going to show. There will be weak spots that are easily broken again and again. That’s because our technique for fixing ourselves is always wrong. Whether you turn to drugs, sex, cutting, or something else. They only momentarily ease the ache.

But God… God sent the ultimate glue! You think super glue or gorilla glue are awesome, wait till you use my Jesus! God sent him to bind up the broken-hearted. You don’t have to try and fix yourself any more. God sent Jesus, the ultimate glue used by the ultimate craftsman. Working together, when we allow them, to make us whole, and free from the cracks that have broken us.

 

 

Without Fear

Everyone has a story. A timeline of their life that looking back is going to show ups, downs, and sometimes crazy vortex like paths.  The only difference between the people who continue to live their lives and the ones that make camp in their past, is not allowing your past to define who you are.

Everyone has a story. What are you going to use our story for?

Philippians 1:12-14

“Now I want you to know, brothers and sister, that what has happened to me has actually served to advance the Gospel. As a result it has become clear throughout the whole palace guard and to everyone else that I am in chains for Christ. And because of my chains, most of the brothers and sisters have become confident in the Lord, and dare all the more to proclaim the gospel without fear.”