There’s a song that repeats these words from Isaiah and I first heard it while driving home from work one day. During that time my pain seemed especially pointless. I also felt concern that nothing good would ever come of it. “Lord,” I silently prayed, “How can you even use me when I’m so broken?”
As I paused and considered that question, the song above came onto the radio. When the music ended, a new perspective on my hurt began. I realized that through Christ’s wounds we are healed and because He lives in us…our wounds can bring healing to others too.
We think that we have to take what’s broken and make it perfect in order to be used by God and bless others. But God thinks in a completely different way. He took what was perfect, His Son, and made Him broken in order to bring us healing.
So if you’re sitting there wondering if God can use you because your life if is not as it should be, and your heart is aching—know that your greatest hurt will probably be your greatest way of making a difference.
Like the disciple Thomas who doubted until he touched the scars of Jesus, some people in your life need to see your broken places more than your victories.
Easter is all about turning everything upside down–death into life, defeat into victory, brokenness into healing. This week can be a reminder to all of us that every bit of us can be used by God.
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