Monday, October 16, 2006
Broken But Alive
I'm in a heavy spiritual and emotional battle today. I felt deeply wounded and betrayed. It was really a simple choice. God and His Word told me to forgive and be free. I could obey or not. While wrestling with God, one of our church pastors, John Saison, encouraged me with Proverbs 3: 5, 6 -- "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight." Timely reminder. This brokenness I'm experiencing right now is like a good laboratory for discovering what Christ had endured when He Himself was betrayed. It feels painful. But if I commit my way to the Lord and trust in Him, I'll be rescued, healed. If I would be ever mindful of God and obey Him faithfully, my paths will turn out right. In Him, I can feel safe. Yes, I'm broken but alive, because of Him.