“I have certainly learned that being broken and blessed can happen at the same time.
It’s a paradox. The two words should not be in the same sentence.
Whenever you and I feel broken I believe we can still use the pieces of our brokenness to color our life and others around us with gratitude, joy, kindness, service, love and courage.
Sure, life can give you a swift kick in the gut and break your heart. I pray you are able to be resilient and COLOR again. Pain and loss have taught me to color my life with compassion, a sense of humor, to enjoy each moment and let go of clutter. I’m learning to color my life with simplicity, humility, gratitude and faith that sustains me even in my sorrow. The enemy to your soul can make you feel useless, worthless and broken beyond repair. The truth is you are stronger than you think. The truth is life doesn’t offer you joy or pain, sunshine or rain, blessings or brokenness … it is joy AND pain, sunshine AND rain, blessings AND brokenness. The truth is God will never leave you nor forsake you. Pain is your invitation to begin the process of healing from the struggle, sadness, shame, secrets, silent screams and suffering. If you feel stuck, insecure and broken…. pick up the broken pieces and discover a peace that surpasses all understanding…that is your gift of grace from God.
Get rid of clutter, anger, depression, toxic relationships and grudges. Forgiveness and resiliency are the rebirth of hope, a renewing of your mind. Declare and decree, “It’s not over. I will bounce back. I will not break. I am more than a conqueror. I take my power and joy back. I will not live like a victim, but as a victorious woman/man.” ~ Jewel Diamond Taylor, http://www.DoNotGiveUp.net
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