It has become popular to applaud brokenness, embracing your “beautiful mess” and to “be yourself boldly” … but does that truly heal, save, and free us from the things that weigh us down? This week, Leslie answers an important question facing today’s Christian women: Is brokenness beautiful? Discover how to overcome shame in realizing that brokenness, although very real in our lives, is a means to an end that is supposed to lead us to the feet of Jesus. Tune in to freshly celebrate the Cross and treasure the new life and victory found in Jesus’ redemption.
It is a beautiful truth that Jesus leads us out of brokenness and into wholeness. So why do we see so many people parading their brokenness as a label or part of their identity? In our culture, brokenness is considered beautiful and something to celebrate, rather than something that Jesus heals and restores.
One of the breakdowns in the “brokenness is beautiful” mantra is that it doesn’t lead to freedom or new life in Christ. There’s a difference in knowing you’re forgiven and receiving that forgiveness into your life. If we have gone to the Lord in prayer for forgiveness, we should simply agree with what His Word says and live as if we are forgiven, not as if we will never truly be healed and whole from our past mistakes. The question is not, “Will Jesus make us whole?” but “Do we want Him to make us whole?”
The only type of beautiful brokenness is that of the woman who washed Jesus’ feet with her tears. Her act of adoration and gratitude for the One who rescued and redeemed her led her to celebrate Christ — not her brokenness — and worship Him for restoring her, washing her clean and making her new. We, too, should follow this woman’s example and bring our sin to His feet, acknowledge the power of His Cross, and receive His forgiveness.
“When we repent, He casts our sin into the depths of the sea and then posts a sign that says, ‘No fishing allowed.’” Corrie ten Boom
Brokenness is a very real thing, but it is supposed to be a means to an end — new life and victory in Jesus. Receive His healing and restoration today!
- 1 John 1:9
- Luke 7:36-50
- Galatians 5:1
- Psalm 103:11-12
- Proverbs 3:5-6
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