Living life as a young girl in a broken home and now being around the homeless, I have witnessed a lot of broken people. Pieces of them go flying off into different directions; addictions, depression, grief, anxiety disorders, extreme selfishness, deceptions, etc.
This can happen not only to the unbeliever but to the believer also. That was me six years ago when my precious first born left too early and became the prodigal. I did not see that coming. I was dumbfounded, shocked, confused, angry, and horribly saddened. I began to sink into depression.
For a brief time, all I could see was darkness and despair but I quickly realized what was happening and called out to my Savior. Jesus is compassionate and he hurts when we hurt. He doesn’t want us to stay in the broken state we entered into and offers us His hand. He offers us the puzzle pieces to make us whole again; we just have to accept them.
When I called out to Him, He bent down and listened. He then began to restore me piece by piece. My pieces of this puzzle was a blonde headed angel with skin on, my mentor, my husband, my small groups prayers, my extended family’s love, support, encouragement and prayers, prayers from prayer warriors, my special time with my Savior out at the pond, serving opportunities, and then the gift of writing. The pieces all came together and my heart healed. Only with Christ, can a heart feel healed, when a situation is not.
Are you feeling broken? Are you missing pieces? If you do not have Jesus as Savior in your heart, that is the biggest missing piece. I invite you to start your new picture by inviting the first and most important piece, Jesus, into your heart. It’s such a simple piece of the puzzle. Just bow your head and ask Jesus to forgive you of all your sins, and then invite Him into your heart to be your Lord and Savior. If you have already done this, but still needing pieces put back together, then I invite you both to reach up and grab His righteous right hand and hear His words, “Do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Then start looking for your pieces, accept them, and watch your picture become whole again.
I reached out and grabbed His hand and never let go.