THE BLESSINGS OF BROKENNESS

John 12:24-26

I am afflicted very much; Revive me, O Lord, according to Your word. Psalm 119:107

There is one way to God’s blessing, but often it leads us through the valley of brokenness. Do not pray to be broken in order to receive God’s goodness. Instead, pray to be made like Jesus Christ. Brokenness is something God initiates. Therefore, don’t waste time looking for its coming. It can sweep your life at a time of intense need when you are asking God to bring insight and blessing.

At first, you may feel confused and even bewildered at its appearing. After all, isn’t it the blessing of God you look forward to gaining? But if you could see brokenness the way God views it, you would find that to be broken of God is really a spiritual honor given in preparation for a blessing.

Brokenness empties you of the chaff that prevents you from hearing His voice and responding to His will. Like wheat being winnowed and then crushed in preparation for the making of bread, your life is tested and stripped of impurities so all that remains is the sweet aroma akin to His beloved Son.

Charles Spurgeon noted of our troubles:

“Our troubles have always brought us blessings, and they always will. They are the dark chariots of bright grace . . . These clouds will empty themselves before long, and every tender  herb will be gladder for the shower. Our God may drench us with grief, but He will refresh us with mercy.”

Dear heavenly Father, thank You for the blessings that brokenness brings.

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