God Uses Broken People To Accomplish His Will


Amos 9:ll-l2 “In that day I will restore David's fallen shelterI will repair its broken walls and restore its ruinsand will rebuild it as it used to be,12 so that they may possess the remnant of Edom and all the nations that bear my name," declares the Lord, who will do these things,

Ever since the fall of man, the world and its inhabitants have not been whole. 

In Jeremiah 18, where Jeremiah observed the Potter fashioning the clay and the vessel was marred in his hands, so our world has been marred. But God in his wisdom is able to take that which has been marred and fashion it again. Jeremiah 18:6 says, “ the clay is in the Potter's hand, so are you in my hand.

John 21:11 tells us, So Simon Peter climbed back into the boat and dragged the net ashore. lt was full of large fish, 153, but even with so many the net was not torn.

Another example was the broken box of spikenard that anointed Jesus for his trip to the cross and the tomb

Mark 14:3 "And being in Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, as he sat at meat, there came a woman having an alabaster box of ointment of spikenard very precious; and she brake the box, and poured it on his head."

Being broken can be a good thing. Brokenness can actually make you stronger, deeper, and more useful to God. lf you're broken, then you are qualified to be God's representative to them and introduce them to His love and show them how to let God put their lives back together. You are just where God wants you!

There are ways that the Lord can use us when we have been broken. We need to put ourselves to work in a ministry that ministers to people who have suffered as you have.

Be aware of anyone in your community/life who has suffered a similar fate as yourself and be there for them. Pray for people who are suffering, and the people who are downtrodden.

There is power in adversity. "Out of tragedy and adversity come great blessings." Adversity can be God's refining fire. With brokenness brings perseverance. Romans 5:3-5 tells us, not only so, but we also glory in our tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; and patience, experience; and experience hope. And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.

God allows tragedy to bring us closer to Him and surrender to him. Through trials and tragedies, I ask you to surrender your life to him today!!

Robby Cable
vidence Church of Christ 605-305-8452