The times I write my best are usually when I have nothing to write about. Sometimes, when I am broken. In these times, I pour myself out before the throne of grace and ask the good Lord to fill me with His words and with His thoughts. Then I start to write. As I do, a thought is dropped into my spirit. I write it down quickly and it evolves into a message that blesses someone, somewhere at the point of their deepest need.

Mary and Martha were broken, crushed even. Their beloved brother Lazarus had just died and had been laid in the tomb for 3 days. Oh, how they believed God could save Lazarus from dying. But He didn’t and now it was too late, or was it? In their brokenness, Jesus came and was close to them. He spoke with them, He reasoned with them and He mourned with them. But most of all He performed one of His most profound miracles, He raised Lazarus from the dead. Brokenness had just led to gloriousness. Brokenness brought Jesus in, and brokenness glorified Jesus.

Let me tell you something, you are most powerful in your brokenness. Why? Because God is very close to the brokenhearted. A’int nothing wrong with being broken, we are all broken at some point in our lives. Rather than seeing the hopelessness of your situation, see and use it in a positive light. You are about to conjure a narrative that will touch millions of lives worldwide. People are going to perceive you as authentic and relate to your openness as you share your experience.  God is very near you, and if you will believe Him, if you will allow Him – He will turn your brokenness into gloriousness.

The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit – Psalm 34:18