Broken = Beautiful | By Brooke Trepagnier

Brokenness by definition is to be reduced to fragments: torn: not functioning properly.

Psalm 6:6-10 (Voice) says “I’m exhausted. I cannot even speak, my voice fading as sighs. Every day ends in the same place—lying in bed, covered in tears, my pillow wet with sorrow. My eyes burn devoured with grief; they grow weak as I constantly watch for my enemies. All who are evil, stay away from me because the Eternal hears my voice, listens as I cry. The Eternal God hears my simple prayers; He receives my request. All who seek to destroy me will be humiliated: they will turn away and suddenly crumble in shame.”

Our perspective about brokenness must be in the right place in our hearts. Our outlook about brokenness is that of an immature perspective. We see brokenness as sorrows, pain, grief, fear, anxiety, and struggles which equates to our heart becoming sick with the overwhelming pressures and stresses of life.

We have an outlook of being weak/fragile while enduring difficulties. Our perspective on brokenness is that of shame and condemnation for even having feelings such as fear and anxiety.

However, our Father sees us as strong, being made ready, building our character all the while being a proud Daddy that wants what is best for His children. Our Heavenly Father is in a constant state of watching, listening, and wanting to humiliate our enemies on our behalf. That is the outlook we should be focused on, a Daddy that is our protector!

We get so stuck on the first part of the scripture that we forget to use our voice to call on His name. It says in the second half of the scripture that “the Eternal hears my voice”. He listens and hears our voices. Brokenness is about lifting our VOICES; it is about allowing the authority in our VOICES to come forth at our time of need. Jesus waits with anticipation to hear what we have to say. We have a Father that is always listening and waiting to hear our voices.

“There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love.” 1 John 4:18 (NKJV)

The LOVE of the Father, His constant waiting and listening, is our comfort. Our comfort that He moves at the sound of our voices, that we have the authority to move in perfect love. Our part of that perfect love is to trust the waiting on the Perfect Father to give us the perfect timing for our breakthrough.

The struggle that lies between the storm and the breakthrough is the brokenness. Embracing our struggles and disappointments will allow God access to our wide open hearts that are looking for His guidance and protection. There is so much beauty in the goodness of the acceptance of our situations. The embracing of one’s own weaknesses and struggles is a way to become fully dependent on the ONE who can rescue us.

Isaiah 61:3 (Voice) says, “ As for those who grieve over Zion, God has sent me to give them a beautiful crown in exchange for ashes, To anoint them with gladness instead of sorrow, to wrap them in victory, joy, and praise instead of depression and sadness. People will call them magnificent, like great towering trees standing for what is right. They stand to the glory of the Eternal who planted them.”

Brokenness = Beauty

We are in a world that needs a perspective of beautifully broken.

Let’s allow our VOICES to be lifted in a time where pain and suffering, fear and anxiety are surrounding us more than ever. Be the lifted VOICE that says, “I know my Father will break in with perfect LOVE to cast out all fears and anxiety.”

Pray with me today:

Lord, You are the way maker, and I trust you, I thank you for breaking through the darkness and bringing the light. Help me Father to use my voice, I want to make darkness tremble, give me courage to lift my voice and move the mountains, in Jesus Name, AMEN.

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