Friday, February 22, 2013

Where God Is

Psalm 34:18
(The Message)

If your heart is broken, you’ll find God right there;
if you’re kicked in the gut, he’ll help you catch your breath.

Recently I was thinking about how resilient people are.  The human spirit has an amazing capacity to recover and move forward, sometimes against all odds.  I think we encounter these kinds of people everyday without even knowing it.  Whether it's a child or an adult.  That's the amazing part of it.  One can experience some sort of trauma or set back and then adjust and cope without most people even knowing about it. 

In contemplating all of this, I realized that resilience, while a natural coping mechanism that is created within us, is not actually how we should live.  If one is being resilient and/or coping, it must mean there is something there to be resilient from or some reason to be coping...which means there is a need for healing. 

Resilience is the opposite of broken.  But it is in the brokenness that God is there.  Not in the "strength" of resilience and coping.  There are so many other scriptures that I could include in this thought, but I think the point is clear.  We have to quit being so "strong" and let God in so He can get to the broken parts and heal.  And because of our "amazing human strength", that can be a hard thing to do sometimes. 

Instead of people feeling like they should be strong and get a grip, they should let themselves be weak and broken...because that's where God is!  His strength is perfect.

1 comment:

  1. good thought! We don't like to appear weak and like we don't have it together. It's hard to admit "I'm having problems and need help" We like to seem like we're strong; at least that's the way I've always been. Love, Mom