God uses brokenness in our lives to bring wholeness. It’s not something we decide to do ourselves. It comes to us unexpectedly: one prayer, one word, one event, one touch! As God restores our souls, He mends the cracks and makes us glorious vessels.

In order to be whole, some areas where we thought we were together have to be broken apart– such as walls we might have built for self-protection in areas where there has been wounding. In the presence of the Lord walls we didn’t even know existed come tumbling down. We may not realize something needs to be broken until it is broken; when it is, a new freedom is experienced that we never knew existed. Walls not only keep others from coming in, they keep us from going out. In an effort to avoid the pain we unknowingly create a void that keeps out God’s best for us. Unhealthy boundaries need to be destroyed in order for healthy boundaries to be set in place.

The Holy Spirit breaks the barriers on the inside due to the unalterable spiritual truth that where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. When this happens, we find ourselves weeping, not from sadness, but from the awesomeness of the healing God brings into our lives. He picks up all the broken pieces and restores peace. He replaces our brokenness with wholeness, from glory to glory!

Joshua 6:1 “Now Jericho was securely shut up because of the children of Israel; none went out, and none came in.”

 

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