Broken Jars

It’s Monday night, about 6pm. It’s cold outside, and I’m enjoying a nice cup of generic brand TheraFlu, because I’ve been sick this past week and am now getting over it.

Anyways, I’ve been sitting here listening to music and have been reading into it, and I started crying. Out of no where, my face had tears streaming and I couldn’t help but feel so chipped and broken, like an old mason jar, overwhelmed with stress, anxiety, insecurity and burden. I close my bible and breath for a few seconds, and opened my book back up to a whole different page….you wouldn’t believe the first scripture I laid my eyes on:

“but we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us.” —2 Corinthians 4:7

I read this whole chapter and I feel my heart beating and chills down my spine. The words just speak, His words, spoke to me. At the moment, I’m at a place of hurt and am dealing with a lot of insecurities and doubt, and though I am healing and am working things out for myself, it’s going to take some time. I feel useless and helpless, as if no one really cares for what I do, what I give, who I am…

We all feel that way sometime though, like chipped, flawed or broken mason jars. None of us are perfect. BUT the TRUTH is that Jesus changed that: “For by one sacrifice He has made perfect forever those who are being made holy” (Hebrews 10:14 NIV).
We may feel like we have nothing to offer and that we’re too broken or flawed to be used by God, but that’s simply not true.

God has a habit of using the most unlikely people. Take for example Moses’ struggle with public speaking or Jonah’s stubbornness, or Sarah’s refusal to believe that God would give her a child. There’s so much more, and so many others who had problems, issues and flaws that God chose. We can’t use our brokenness as an excuse to avoid what God is calling us to do. God wants to use us NOW. Even through our struggles, we can still inspire others because they can see God’s grace working through us even though we’re as broken as they are. 

We are like these mason jars that are flawed, imperfect, chipped and broken and empty, however God sees something more, and He, like a potter, takes us, the cracked jars, and puts us back together again to create something even more beautiful than before.
He’s healing all of our brokenness, but He’s also calling us to partner with Him while that process takes place. He’s molding you into something beautiful and as beautiful and wonderful as you already are, I can’t imagine what God will help guide and mold you into!
He’s your one defense and righteousness, and don’t ever forget that God is healing your brokenness.

If you have any prayer requests or any praises to share, please feel free to comment or email me! I would love to pray for or with you!

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Love you buckets,

Mal

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