My kids found this little bird the other day. He had a broken wing and was hobbling around, poor little thing. He looked so sad.
When brokenness keeps us from walking our days with contentment and joy, what can we do?
I haven’t flown in this bird’s path. I have no idea what happened to the sweet thing. But, God knows and He cares. He cares about why you are broken too.
“Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken” (Psalm 55:22).
Do we really believe Him when He says He cares? Do we still trust Him even after going through heartbreaking trials? We can still trust Him! He never lies.
“…it is impossible for God to lie…” (Hebrews 6:17).
We don’t need to continue to walk on the same broken path, frantic and breathless, and consumed with worry. We don’t need to stay in the brokeness of our past, or in our loneliness, or whatever hardship we have had to face. We don’t need to fear for our future. He will sustain us.
Maybe you want to get passed something that is holding you back, you just can’t. You’re stuck. Can’t get over the thing that’s keeping you from healing, contentment, and joy.
Jesus came to set us free. If we aren’t free, perhaps we are not dealing with the root of why we aren’t. Maybe we need to take off whatever we keep trying to bandage it up with, and air it out. Is there someone you need to talk to about your past? If it is keeping you from freedom, God wants you to deal with it.
Often times we let our past brokeness plan our future.
“But all things become visible when they are exposed by the light…” (Ephesians 5:13).
Believe God’s Word. Your worth is found in Him. No matter what comes your way, the hurts will not be for nothing, but for your good. You know the promises. Believe them.
Believe Him when He says do not fear. Believe Him when He says He cares for you. Believe Him when He says He works it all out for your good.
Deal with whatever you need to, then let go, and believe with your whole heart that in Christ because of the Gospel, your future is bright. He can make the little bird’s wing as good as new, and He can make you brand new too.