Being Broken

There’s no need to be healed, if we aren’t broken first.

This phrase has been going back and forth through my thoughts this past week.  I think it started with a sermon I heard by Steve Lawson, in which he was talking about how God creates a new heart in us when we become one of His children.  And even after we are believers, He continues to form us, shape us, prune us into the person He has designed for us to become.  And all of those processes are not easy.

I recently experienced a loss.  A disagreement caused for me to lose a close friend of mine.  We still talk every once in a while, but our relationship isn’t the same anymore.  And it never will be.  I was sad, yes.  Disappointed, greatly.  But through it all, I can honestly say that I’ve never felt God’s hand so gently surrounding me as I did while going through all of this.  I know, without a shadow of a doubt, that He only removed this person from my life because He has someone far greater, far more amazing planned to fill that spot.  And that gives me such joy to think about.

There are far greater pains than losing a friend.  Pain such as losing a child to the unforgiving claw of death.  Pain such as seeing a loved one turn away from Christ.  Pain such as having to let go of something dear and precious to you, to your happiness.  

But pain means that God is taking things out of our life only to get us ready for bigger and better things.  

Our God has a purpose and plan that we do not yet see.  And may never see.  Our job is to follow, to obey.  He is our Leader.  We have nothing to fear, nothing to worry about.  We must live in the moment, in the here and now.  To revel in the pure awesomeness of our God and the plans He has for us.  


‘Because in much wisdom, there is much grief.  And increasing knowledge, results in increasing pain.’
- Ecclesiastes 1:18



  1. Thanks for this post Raquel! :) I always enjoy visiting your blog!!

  2. Wow, that is an amazing post. Love your thoughts, Raquel! Keep on writing in the Lord!

    Cassie xoxoxo