I get that some days you feel the walls are cracked the paint is chipped, and that you blend in the wallpaper, but remember perfection and performance aren’t necessary ‘nor are they a standard for your value.
You get that don’t you? You get it that you don’t have to be perfect, all you need to do is be you in your less-than-perfect state. We will never be that, only God’s way is perfect and He loves our broken selves just as broken as we are It’s Him who perfects our ways just as He pleases.
So maybe your day isn’t going so great and it feels like it’s one big heap of nonsense that no one even cares about. What do you do with that? What to do when the good ole days have kicked up their heels and jollied off south to the sunshine and fun-shine and left you in the heaps of winter doldrums feeling a bit shabby and just not up to snuff?
Maybe there’s been a conundrum of ifs ands and buts and you’ve played 20 million questions and not gotten any answers because there are no answers to get!
Everybody else is right and no one even hears what you have to say, nor do they care if you have anything to say at all. It’s a crazy mixed-up life and your day has just toppled off the wall much like a Humpty Dumpty. Yeah, we’ve all had them, haven’t we? We’ve all been there, haven’t we? We’ve all witnessed firsthand the downside of difficult and the hard-pressed pages of hardship.
Beautiful you, through it all, stay true to the right things. Don’t let a downcast spirit, crush your day or dictate your feelings. You can know the sun shines from the heavens on you, and even through dark clouds of gray, God sends His grace and favour from His heavenly throne to your soul.
Get away with the God who cares deeply about you and even though you feel alone and isolated He’s crazy about who you are. You are made in His image and that’s His brilliant creation and perfection, personified in you. It’s no small matter. It’s who you are!
David knew how perfect God’s way is when he penned Psalm 18:30, 32, 33, 34,
“As for God, His way is perfect; the word of the Lord is flawless. He is a shield for all who take refuge in Him…It is God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect. He makes my feet like the feet of a deer, and He enables me to stand on the heights. He trains my hands for battle;…You give me the shield of victory.”
Awesome words from David to us on this all-gone-wrong day. So, beautiful one, get away with Jesus, even for a few minutes. Soak in His grace and learn from His laws. They will revive your soul and bring joy to your heart. It’s a promise from His heart to yours.
Hey, beautiful one, it’s a fragile world and we’re pretty breakable in its crazy chaos and confusion. The fears are real and the worries are such obstacles in our journey. Sometimes we just feel really cracked, and bruised and beaten and battered and just plain broken. But, you gotta know that’s ok because for all the broken, there’s healing, and mending and repair and yeah, although frozen, cracked bubbles can’t be fixed, souls really can be and are, because through the eyes of Jesus we are perfected in our faith and in our walk! Oh, what a delight to know this One who fixes and forgives our fault lines and heals and seals our broken, to give new life and a new beginning. Oh yeah, Broken is beautiful through the eyes of Jesus, and so are “you!”
“The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” Psalm 34:18
“He heals the brokenhearted And binds up their wounds.” Psalm 147:3
So I know, sometimes we just need to fix the fence and repair the building. Sometimes we just need to do what we need to do and nail it. But really for our soul health and our own peace of mind, in our own broken-down mess of trouble, it’s just simple faith is the all-important element in the dark moments of life! Just downright and outright faith in our Lord can get us through the maze of confusion and chaos. No understanding necessary, no worry, no figuring, no planning, no plotting, no scheming and no control mechanism. No, none of that….. Just pure, simple faith and trust in God alone….is our strength and our sanity.
So do what you need to do to mend what you need to mend. Fix, repair, forgive, forget, move on, and move out, but for the scars and the pain and the unknowns, trust in our Maker will soothe the soul of the fearful.