Sometimes life can feel like more of a roller coaster than anything else, can I get an AMEN!? When you think of shattered pieces what comes to your mind? To me shattered pieces is more of a description of our everyday lives. The days where we feel like we cannot go on any longer or those days where you question God and ask “Where are you?” I compare life to a shattered mirror with pieces everywhere at first you see glass everywhere but then piece by piece you pick it up and put it back together. Each piece being an issue or setback in life. Many of us find ourselves saying and asking the same phrases daily. How will I ever make it through this? Where is Jesus at? I am so angry. Why did I deserve this? I could go on and on with the negative thoughts but let’s not dwell on that specifically. I’ve been there, I’ve lived there, and I’ve dwelled in all those questions. And sometimes I wonder if I will ever be able to pick up all the shattered pieces.
My year has felt like this many many times. In February one of my closest child-hood friends went home early, his heavenly home that is. After a long courageous battle God decided he had fulfilled his purpose and spared him a lifetime of hospitals and incapability’s and gave him a new heavenly perfect body. To this day I still dwell on the questions that I mentioned above, why him? Why must we go through this? Where are you Jesus? Also this year I have been faced with several health issues in which caused me pain and worrying. To top is off my best friend/girlfriend moved to a different state to continue her education. The point that I am trying to make is that every time that I seemed to find peace with one issue another “piece” fell upon me, so I have been right where you are.
God himself daily is fighting for us and helping us pick up and place each broken piece back together again. He hasn’t left us nor will he ever. So even with all the overwhelming feelings and the devil creeping in to try to steal my happiness, this year I have learned that God is always with us and fighting each battle beside us. Friends, no matter what you are going through or how you are feeling know that God is already fighting your battle for you, you have to have faith and patience. I know I feel hopeless at times but then I see God at work in amazing ways in my life and in lives of others around me.
Here are a few bible verses that give me a daily reminder of the love our God has for us:
1. Jerimiah 17:13 "God, pick up the pieces. Put me back together again. You are my praise!"
2. Exodus 14:14 “The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still”
3. Deuteronomy 3:22 “Do not be afraid of them; the Lord your God himself will fight for you”
4. 2 Corinthians 3:17 “Where the Spirit of the Lord lives, there is freedom”
“You can find hope and strength in Jesus. It too shall pass but it may take a while as mine did. Do not lose your faith. The hope of Jesus lives in you.”
I love that in my darkest days we serve a God that is fighting for you and me and that is always one step ahead of us picking up the pieces of our broken lives.