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I'm a very determined kind of individual. Sometimes my determination is misplaced and things get very ugly. But, sometimes my determination leads to laughter, deep thoughts, and words on paper.

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Tuesday, December 08, 2009

bringing broken pieces


Today I am thankful God asks us to bring brokenness before Him... I am thankful that complete, pulled-together-perfection is not His expectation as we meet Him at the throne.

As David writes in Psalm 51,
A broken and contrite heart, Oh Lord, you will not despise.

Thank you, Lord, for inviting such messes into Your presence. Thank You for hearing our angry questions and fears. Thank you for knowing the robust rebellion of our hearts and still whispering words of peace.

Thank you for not changing. Oh, thank you Lord for not ever changing!

Lord, I am trusting You to be faithful. I am trusting You to care for the broken-hearted better than any earthly touch. I am trusting You to be in the gaps where we can't possibly understand. I am trusting You to be the strength and love and peace where there seems to be none. I am trusting You, Oh Lord, to be You today.

2 comments:

Crystal Becker said...

I love you Care. And I am praying for you.

Love,
Crystal Minnie

- Christina said...

Praying for you, your students, the family, and the country of Honduras. God, take these broken pieces and help us to praise you in the midst of this storm for being the safe place we can go for comfort. Thank you that you've put Caroline in this exact spot to be your hands and feet. Remind her to rely on the Holy Spirit, who gives us words and reveals to us the bigger plan.

Love you, Care.
Christina