Sometimes life feels broken
….sometimes for a moment, sometimes for years.
Loved ones get sick, or worse yet, they die suddenly.
Your Mom or Dad left you when you were young.
Sexual abuse is a part of someone you love’s past or maybe your own.
You spent out a ton of money for college and find yourself without a job.
Bills are left unpaid and more keep coming in.
A close friend betrays you.
You don’t have a friend to betray you.
You have a
fight heated discussion with your spouse.
You wish you had a spouse.
Things around the house all seem to break at once.
You can’t find an affordable house that meets your family’s needs.
There are just not enough hours in the day to get done what’s on your plate.
Your job is far from the dream job you imagined for yourself. You’re bored and feel unchallenged.
You’re over-worked and underpaid.
You find out you can’t have kids.
You have kids but don’t like them at the moment.
You feel like God is silent.
Life can feel broken because, frankly….the world in which we live is broken.
Due to the Fall, we live “under the sun”, as Solomon describes it. No matter how hard we try, we can’t escape its effects.
But I’m thankful it won’t be like that forever….
1 Corinthians 13:12-13 says:
For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known. So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
Love will come back one day (most likely NOT May 21st) and make everything new, perfect and whole.
Until then, I cling to Him and His life-giving promises and the joy that they bring.
Thank you, Father, for a joy that can pervade any brokenness I may be feeling today.