we all want to run from being broken.
we want the good heart.
the one with no tears.
the one that hasn't been hurt.
we want the shiny one.
the one that sparkles.
the one that still looks new.
we don't want the one that looks bent.
the one that looks bruised.
we definitely don't want the one that looks broken.
because we don't see beauty in broken.
we don't see anything worthy or anything good in something that doesn't look whole.
but the truth is God can fix broken.
God can take the very worst part of our lives and turn it into something wonderful.
God can take the dark and give it new light.
He can take our scars and turn them into something sacred.
the world wants us to believe that brokenness is final.
that our story ends there.
but what the world won't tell us is that brokenness is often a great beginning.
it is often the start of who we are meant to be.
we're all broken.
every single one of us.
no one goes through life without getting hurt.
no one walks without pain.
but we choose how that pain defines us.
we can choose to only see the bad.
or we can search for the good.
and if we search for it we will find it.
that's why we tell our stories.
that's why we share our hope.
because if someone can see that we fell down, that we were in a pit,
that we thought we were going to drown and God saved us,
then they can find the hope that God will save them too.
broken hearts have this beautiful way of shining for others to find their way.