Shards of Glass

When glass falls and breaks, no two pieces are alike.  Similar to that, when life seems to fall apart all around you, no two hurts that got you there are the same.

First you have the massive, solid pieces of glass, the ones you can easily and somewhat safely pick up with your hands.  If your hand or grab slips, you could do some serious damage and may end up needing stiches to close up the wound. In terms of hurts think about moments when you felt stabbed in the back by a close friend.  The guy you were engaged to abusing you or cheating on you.  The biggest hurts and heartbreaks.  The hurdles with people that take months or even years to get over.

Second you have the smaller pieces that you can see that you need to grab a broom and dustpan for.  They can hurt you, they can cut you, but all you need is some witch hazel, Neosporin and a Band-Aid and voila! For a human scenario, this could include when you feel left out or abandoned when you know you weren’t invited because your friends knew you were working.  Things in life that hurt or frustrate you, but you move past after a few days.

Last you have the tiny pieces that you didn’t even know were there, that you need to vacuum and/or mop up to be safe.  Oftentimes in life, we just breeze past and ignore these ones.  These little tiny hurts just hang out with us, but we don’t dwell on them.  They are insignificant at first, but just like a miniscule speck of broken glass, it can lead to the worst infection. These are the things that bug us, but we bottle the hurt inside until we explode.

Each piece of glass, no matter how big or small is dangerous.  Each hurt, every insecurity has the ability to damage you.

Psalm 147:3- He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.

Did you catch that?  God can take the heart break and mend it.  He can take your wounds and heal every single one of them.  Not only can God do that, He wants to because He loves you.

Psalm 147:11- The Lord values those who fear Him, those who put their hope in His faithful love.

This chapter in the book of Psalms should encourage you.  From broken to made whole and blessed.  Let God work in you.  Ask him to fix your hurts, mend your heart, and heal you.  The tiny bit of hope that you are clinging onto, put that hope in the One who made you and loves you.  He will not let you down.

On repeat today: “Sweetly Broken” by Jeremy Riddle.

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