I was thinking about today's word broken as I sat down this morning with my journal and the Lord and so I share below what He said, much more clearly than I ever could have:
I have created you to be whole and complete - but you live in a broken world. Because of this your heart splinters and cracks and feels as if it falls to pieces.
When you attempt to reassemble things on your own it seems like an unsolvable jigsaw and even when you seem to succeed there are always cracks remaining between the pieces.
Ask and wait for Me - for I do know best how to repair what has been broken - as the Creator of the original. I know the design - each curve and bend and when I have finished I seal each crack, smooth each edge.
I Am the Healer, The Restorer, the MasterCraftsman.
What has been mended by your own hands will forever be broken again and your efforts will always be fixed on gathering the scattered fragments.
Come, fix your eyes on Me, not on your own brokeness.
Fix your thoughts on Me, not the sadness and dysfunction that surrounds you.
Fix your ears on Me, not the sounds of the world.
And as your worship, by My hand, not yours - wholeness will be restored.
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