This may be one of the hardest things I have ever written…serving in women’s ministry over the last few years and just paying attention to other writer’s, and just our culture in general; a picture has been painted that it is not ok to be broken.
I need you to know…it is ok to be broken. You don’t need permission to be broken and you should never be afraid to say you are. I find myself feeling broken more often than I care to admit but the truth is what does it benefit if we hide our brokenness, what good does it do for us to look at each other and see unattainable perfection that in fact is covering a lie, covering a broken inside.
We live in a culture that doesn’t reward honesty, in fact it prides itself on lies. It prides itself on not talking about the hard stuff if it hurts. I can’t help but think of topics that women never approach out of fear, worried that they will risk someone seeing their broken places. Divorce, miscarriages, abuse, depression, anxiety, among so many other things. We hide them, conceal them and never speak of them.
When we embrace the pace of God we have to know that it is ok to be broken because it reminds us daily of how much we need Jesus and cannot do any of this on our own. In His pace it means slowing down and listening to that sweet friend share her brokenness, then allowing God to step in and heal. It means that we have to be honest and share our brokenness too. I found my way to Jesus because someone told me once that it was ok to be broken, because I can bring it directly to His feet. He is the only one who can turn my brokenness into something useful.