The suffering you’ve been going through isn’t God’s plan for your life, and it doesn’t get to define you. But in every season of adversity there’s an opportunity to recognize what is, and isn’t, part of who you truly are in Jesus—to let go of the old you and embrace the new. Don’t let a present limitation become your future identity.
Let God transform you in this place by allowing him to show you yourself, your relationships, and your circumstances as he does. Let him bring his peace to your heart, mind, and your body in all of it. It’s his delight to strengthen you in the midst of your enemies, so you can deal powerfully and brilliantly with every difficult thing around you, and confidently take the next step with him, wherever he leads.
Asking God to heal your heart doesn’t mean putting on a brave face and pretending it hasn’t been broken. It does mean being brave enough to let him use all the truth, hope, and love he needs to seal the cracks and refill your soul to overflowing.
Overwhelm chaos with peace, and pain with grace. Speak life to all that’s broken. Bless without condition. Rejoice in God when it makes no sense to.
“God, pick up the pieces of my broken heart, and put me back together again. You are my savior, and the song my life” (Jer. 17:14).
“You prepare a feast for me, even in the presence of my enemies . . . my cup overflows with your blessings. I know your goodness and unfailing love will be with me every day of my life” (Psalm 23:5-6a).