There are times when life picks up a hammer and comes down on us- hard.
In these times, it feels like the blows keep just coming, each hit crushing us into smaller and smaller pieces. Matter of fact, it isn’t just a hammer, it’s a jackhammer, and life doesn’t seem to wanna pull the plug.
We are falling apart.
We think … There’s no coming back from this. I will be a mess forever. There’s nothing left of me but shattered remains. How could anyone or anything make use of me now? I am nothing.
If you are broken, why would you think you are no longer beautiful?
Some of the most beautiful works of art are made from broken things. For instance, a mosaic is a picture made up of many pieces. Broken glass has been used to make mosaics, and so has clay, and many other things.
Sometimes we have to be broken.
Does this mean something is wrong with us? Are we just too weak to the point where something can come and take us down with one hit?
You are stronger than you think you are.
If you have ever exercised at any point in your life, you have probably experienced being sore.
The way that muscles become stronger is first by ripping, and then healing. The muscle is ripped by the activity and the stretching, and then it heals and is stronger and better than ever before.
But it had to feel worse to make you better.
I know I ditched my usual system, and this isn’t a topic that I can really list facts on, but I felt compelled to step in with a message of hope. You need to know that no matter who you are or where you’ve been, you are not done for, even when your life is in pieces.
We are not meant to be alone in any sense.
You need to know that you are not alone.
I don’t know where I would be without my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. I don’t know where I would be without my family. I don’t know where I would be without my friends.
I know not everybody believes in God. I know that not everybody has family, and that some people don’t have many people they consider friends.
Every work of art is different and requires different care taking.
But if you are open to God, He will always be there. Even if you aren’t at this point, He’s still there for you, because He loves you. He is our eternal Father, and a constant, never-failing friend.
If you don’t have a family who acts like they are family, remember that family isn’t limited to who shares close blood relations with you, but rather those who come into your life and stay by choice.
If you have a couple of close friends and not many others you would call friends, it is better to have few real friends than to have a hundred fake ones.
If you are currently in a situation that you feel you are drowning in, you will get through this. I promise. You are strong, and this will only make you stronger. Your life is a wonderful story that has not reached its ending. You are a unique work of art still being molded.
You are not finished here. Not even close.
You and I are simply beautifully broken.