five minute friday life and faith living with M.E

Whole: made whole in our shared brokenness

Being made whole is the Gospel promise and one we cling tenaciously to. Althoughย we still tread warily through this world, with painful awareness of our brokenness.

I’m broken and splintered inside, but God is slowly putting me back together again, one tiny piece at a time.

Too many wounds and too much pain can make us crumble into the dust and ashes from whence we came.

Weakness is my default state. And it is precisely there where I hear God whisper the solace of His healing truth, how He is making me new and strong in Him.

Left to my own devices, I’m apt to say:

“Energy has flown

I’m a deflated balloon,

no air of my own.

I’ve become as wraith,

an insubstantial shadow

ghosting through my days.”

When we’re alone, isolated from one another, we feel far from whole.

Thankfully, God tenderly gathers the fragments of our frailty and knits us together again. Click To Tweet

He knows we function better together, as a body where if one part is weak, another that is strong can lift and hold them up as a holy act of unity and love.

We become whole while sharing our pain and encouraging one another on the journey of life and faith.

As we lean harder on God, love stronger and give freely to others, we begin to receive our own peace and healing.

We seek to strengthen others and allow them to minister to us too.

We are never more wholly alive than when we spend ourselves like Jesus did for love's sake. Click To Tweet

Rejoice in your wholeness in Christ, my friend, even when all you can sense right now is jagged pieces.

In time, you will discover how they become more like tiny splinters than thorns, losing their power to hurt you.

Not a shard or crumb of your life is wasted. All is fuel for the fire of faith as it shapes you. Click To Tweet

All is goodness being birthed as your life is redeemed and restored by God’s grace.

Grateful as always to share my brokenness in community with the five-minute-friday writing crew at Kate Motaung’s site where this week’s prompt is ‘whole’, and with Barbie for Weekend Whispers as we share what God is speaking to our hearts. Come join us?

26 Comments

  1. inspiredbyjune 8th April 2016
    • Joy Lenton 8th April 2016
  2. Anna Smit 8th April 2016
    • Joy Lenton 8th April 2016
  3. Natasha 8th April 2016
    • Joy Lenton 8th April 2016
  4. Carly 8th April 2016
    • Joy Lenton 8th April 2016
  5. Trudy Den Hoed 8th April 2016
    • Joy Lenton 8th April 2016
  6. Mandy Baker Johnson 8th April 2016
    • Joy Lenton 8th April 2016
  7. Tara 8th April 2016
    • Joy Lenton 9th April 2016
  8. pamecrement 9th April 2016
    • Joy Lenton 9th April 2016
  9. Carrie 9th April 2016
    • Joy Lenton 9th April 2016
  10. bcb0 10th April 2016
    • Joy Lenton 11th April 2016
  11. Linda Stoll 10th April 2016
    • Joy Lenton 11th April 2016
  12. Jeanne Takenaka 12th April 2016
    • Joy Lenton 12th April 2016
  13. Mary Geisen 15th April 2016
    • Joy Lenton 15th April 2016

Leave a Reply

My Instagram life