Cracked Vessels

“I have seen his ways, and will heal him; I will also lead him, And restore comforts to him And to his mourners.”

-‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭57:18‬

This is kind of an incredible verse!

Here God is saying He has seen my ways — all my ways. Even the not-so-great ones. But instead of washing His hands of me He tells me He will heal me. Because I’m broken. My wandering ways are a result of my brokenness, and God not only acknowledges that, but He takes the brokenness and says “I am going to heal it”.

He doesn’t just say He’s had enough of me or my mistakes and failures. He heals me. He leads me. He restores me.

God is ready to take the broken, shattered pieces of my faults, my failures, my mistakes, and put them together. Once I realize that and finally let go of the pieces He Will put me together so that His Love and His Light can dwell in me and others can see that light in the cracks that make up my vessel.

So I lay down my pieces. I am done trying to put them together myself in all the wrong ways. How about you?

Hello, Is It Me You’re Looking For?

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It’s taken me two months, but I’m finally starting to feel like me again.

These last few months I’ve been on a hard, broken road, without any level ground in sight. But finally, finally, I am becoming myself again.
It hasn’t been easy, and there have been days I’ve wanted to quit, to give up, to throw in the towel. But now? Now I have hope. Now I have happiness. Now I have the will to live life the way I should.

How?

A little bit of coffee and a whole lot of Jesus.

When all the chaos started in my life I denied it. I fought tooth and nail against everything that was happening. I was fighting those I loved. I was fighting God. I was fighting myself. I refused to believe that things were spiraling the way they were.
Well guess what happened. Things just got worse. Outside and inside.

Then I surrendered everything to Jesus. I gave Him the situation. I gave Him my desires. I gave Him my heartbreak, my shame, my hurt.
It wasn’t an overnight difference, but from the moment I decided to give it all to Jesus and to fill my time with Him, He started the healing process.

And yeah, I’ve still got a ways to go, but for the first time in months I’m finally beginning to feel like Marina again, to feel like the daughter of the King.

I am valuable. I am royal. I am loved.
And I know it because I have allowed the grace of God to pour into my life by giving it all up to Him.

What is keeping you from discovering your value and purpose?

What is God telling you to give up to Him?

It’s time to live our lives as the royalty that we are. It is time to surrender all to the King so He can lift us higher than we thought possible.

Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him, knowing that Christ, having been raised from the dead, dies no more. Death no longer has dominion over Him. (‭Romans‬ ‭6‬:‭8-9‬)