Friday, July 26, 2013

5 Minute Friday - Broken

Joining Lisa Jo and the girls for 5 Minute edits, no re-writes and love those that came before you....


I breathed a heavy sigh when I saw today's topic.  He truly does meet us in our time of needs.  I have not been in this place in quite some time.  Broken describes it completely.  I think even my girl noticed that something is just not quite right.  I fell asleep on the couch, stumbled to my bed at some point and she, my sweetest girl, put away dinner, did the dishes and cleaned the kitchen.  I thought I would awake to yet another mountain of mess for me to clean, but she made sure that wasn't the case.  It's that noticeable in me right now.  I know this is a place that He has brought me strip away all pretense and any thought that this is me or that I have anything all together, that I can do it in my own strength.  I cannot.  I am not.  And I laid in bed last night thinking this is it....I have nothing left to give.  He spoke to me 3 times with the same verse yesterday and then into this morning.  He will pour into me my strength and my abilities.  None of this is me.  And so I know this broken place is preceding something.  That scares me.  I feel like I can't take one more thing.  Not one.  Because I naturally assume that it's more breaking and I Just.Can't.Do.It.  So I am asking Him to take this, all of it.  And I'm going to sit and wait quietly, patiently, because it is truly all I have left at this point.  And I'm clinging to a statement that I heard from Christine Caine....the breaking always precedes the miracle.  Thankful.



  1. It is powerful the way you take the hard and turn it into gratitude. May you find strength in joy and energy for today. Thank you for being honest in your writing.

  2. He's got you...praying that you will rest in His loving arms each day, knowing that He will give exactly what you need. Love and prayers to you, sweet sister. :)