Hope is springing up
from this old ground
Out of chaos
life is being found in You..
You make beautiful things
out of the dust
You make beautiful things
out of us
Beautiful Things, Tim Neufeld
God sees something beautiful in messy, broken me.
The same is true of you.
God looks at us, and sees what we may not be able to see in ourselves:
*His hands & feet
*our covering in Christ
He doesn’t see:
*when we strayed
once we have given them over to Him.
He sees our messy chaotic lives, and sees beauty in our midst…because of Jesus.
Inviting Jesus in starts an internal reno that Holy Spirit will not complete until we meet God face to face in glory.
It means God sees the hope living within us, rather than our failure.
It means we have that living hope no matter what.
Broken in spirit, body, mind, heart?
Bound by sin?
Believing in enemy lies?
God doesn’t leave us there.
He restores our hope,
returns our dreams,
remolds our breaks,
redirects us to the right path.
He offers an embrace of grace when we think we deserve a slap in the face.
Take a walk through your bible.
Take a close look at the God you see enclosed in the truth contained within.
God doesn’t leave those who seek His Presence where He found them:
Abram > Abraham
Jacob> thief to head of Israel
Saul> Paul, killer of Christians to evangelist for Christ
David> shepherd to king, murderer & adulterer>man after God’s own heart
Solomon> overindulging philanthropist to wisest man & builder of His temple
Esther> pretty teenager to redeemer of her people
Rahab> prostitute to one of God’s chosen
Ruth> foreigner to beloved grandmother of David
Samson> playboy to judge, betrayer who God restored to mete out justice
This is just the tip of the iceberg of what God can do with a willing heart that beats for Him.
What we may see may be overwhelming pain, brokenness, mess beyond our ability to fix or clean…
Nothing is beyond His ability to repair.
God has never stopped being in the creation business.
When we look to Him, and choose to follow, He begins to restore us back to how He originally intended us to be: fully His.
His view of what is really going on is from His loving, eternal, all-knowing perspective.
We need to trust He knows what He is doing.
If we are listening, He will speak love, restoration and hope into our lives along the way.
Our situations do not limit His ability, they reflect humanity’s inability.
God chose to make us in His image, and will never stop restoring us until we are called home with Him.
And along the way, He makes beautiful things out of the dust, out of us.
Our hope is built on nothing less than the God of the universe.
Our beauty is not based on what we see, but His vision.
Our brokenness becomes something beautiful when we allow the Potter to remold us & give us His peace.
On the days when brokenness feels overwhelming, try to keep this truth in mind: When God looks at us, He sees something beautiful! Ask Him to give you clear direction and peace when you cannot see the beauty He sees.
Hey, if you want a few good tips on how to spot beauty in the broken on a hard day, especially a Monday, please visit: Beauty in Brokenness at POTSC.