So many times, people have no idea what you are feeling. I know. I have been there.

You feel that you are broken beyond repair. You feel worthless. You feel unworthy.

Feelings come and go. Don’t trust them, especially when you have been wounded by divorce and separation. Tomorrow is a new day.

I just heard this new song from Mercy Me called “Bright Side Of Broken”.

When I first read the title, I was wondering how they would convey the concept of looking on the bright side. We have all heard that before. Same old, same old.

Give me a few minutes to help you process this concept.

First, I wanted to share a lyric video by a YouTube creator of this song. Watch and listen while reading the words. After that, I will try to add a few thoughts that may help.

If you need to, watch it again and let it sink in.

I felt like their approach to the concept was real and raw. It took real feelings and thoughts, laying them all out on the table.

When I was going through my own struggles with healing from divorce, I felt so broken that I thought I would never be the same. I was right, but it took me years later to really understand to what level.

God has such a gentle and loving way of letting us all heal in our own time and on our terms. He does not force us to feel a certain way or how to deal with it. He wants us to be real and raw with Him.

When you are ready, He is ready.

A broken vessel can never be the same as it was before it was broken. The sooner we realize that, the sooner the vision of how the rest of our healing will go becomes clearer to us.

A cold, empty, and covered vessel doesn’t let in the light. When it is broken, it now gives the light access to the dark places.

One day I realized that being broken in the hands of the potter who created me was better than sitting on a shelf, empty and dark. I finally felt the pain of the brokeness, yet I felt the warmth of the Maker’s hands and sensed the care He took in holding every piece of me.

He felt what I felt. He knew I was broken. He loved those pieces of my life that I felt were only worthy of being thrown in the trash.

Over time, he took each piece and put it next to another broken piece. He patiently connected those pieces with a substance unknown to man.

The substance contained tears, time, love, forgiveness, understanding, and peace.

He was able to bring restoration to my brokeness. I have never been the same.

I will always look, sound, and be a new creation. I am a broken vessel with cracks that have been restored with a substance that allows the light He gave me to shine through for others to see.

Was it hard? Sure. Did I hate it when I was going through it? Absolutely. Would I want to do it again? NEVER!!

Psalm 34:18 English Standard Version

18 The Lord is near to the brokenhearted
    and saves the crushed in spirit.

God knows what you are feeling. He knows that you feel like you are broken and can’t even see all the pieces.

Don’t worry. He has them all in His hands.

Let Him create something amazing with the pieces of your life.

It will take some time, and it will be worth it.

Psalm 147:3 English Standard Version

He heals the brokenhearted
    and binds up their wounds.

I look forward to the amazing creation He is creating with your pieces.

Let me know how God has restored your pieces.

Be blessed!!

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