Discover God in Your Brokenness

Psalm 34:18 NASB

The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.

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The one place many of us discover the real God comes through our brokenness. When we find ourselves at the end of our rope hanging on for dear life; when we are on the bottom of the barrel with nowhere else to go; when we just suffered a great financial or relationship loss and we don’t know what to do next; God gracefully and timely (not always my way) answers our prayer. It is from these experiences we learn ASAP – always stop and pray.

In my own walk, God became real and faith came alive during those unpleasant times of unemployment. It was in between jobs where I didn’t know how we were going to make the mortgage payment and put food on the table. It was these times when the answer from our prayer for daily bread became real. Thereafter, it became a family adventure to pray and watch how God was going to help us get out of this mess and other difficult situations.

When you read many of the classics of yesterday, you read about saints who expressed their joy of discovering more about God and His gracefulness during the difficult times of their lives. It seems most of us are too busy when times are good to see God’s presence in a situation. However, when times are bad and we have exhausted all our resources so there is nothing else we can physically turn to, God makes His appearance. (Though He is always already there).

It is typically during these broken times we discover who God is and come to appreciate knowing He truly cares for us. So, the next time you find yourself busted, broken, and beaten, stop and don’t rush through the process. Instead take the time to better develop the most important relationship you can have on planet earth. He will reveal Himself to you when you seek Him. And when we are broken, there are not too many distractions to prevent us from getting to know Him better.

Rooting For You in Christ!

Dr. Mike

Encourager & Founder of
Vocational Leadership 360
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Savior, Messiah, King

 

“She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.” Matthew 1:21
“We have found the Messiah” (which means Christ)” John 1:41
“He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. And the Lord God will give to him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there will be no end.” Luke 1:32-33

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What is Christmas all about?

Is it simply a national holiday?
Is it a religious holy day?
Is it a birthday celebration?

What does the exchange of presents have to do with Christmas?
Is it a day we give ourselves a license to buy the things we always wanted but could never justify? It is group mentality gone array?

Big business manipulates the airwaves with advertisement. Nonprofits increase their fund development campaigns. The western world gives itself an excuse to party hard. Is it all really about Jesus or something else? What is the reason for the season?

I use too and still do become angry at the commercialism and self-indulgence showcasing itself each year at this time. I also laugh at times realizing that historically this season of the year was once a pagan celebration, but Christians redeemed it for Christ. (I think we are still trying to figure out how to live-out the redemption part.) Yet, I am glad that Jesus is given some recognition in the public media and national channels . I only wish it was more.

I find it interesting that Jesus never asked us to celebrate his birth. We don’t even know the date of His birth. But we do know that He is no longer a baby. He sits on a throne in heaven intervening for you and me. He is humanity’s Savior, Israel’s Messiah, and Heaven & Earth’s King. He is the reason for this and every season!

So this Christmas, and every Christmas, and every day in between, let’s Celebrate Him! Let’s thank Him for what He has done, is doing, and will do. For He is the reason for all our seasons.

My prayer is that you and your love ones have a most enjoyable Christmas!

Rooting For You in Christ!

Dr. Mike

Executive Chair, Consultant, Encourager
Marketplace Bible Institute
& Resource Center, Inc
Author of e-Books:
* Great Business Emulates a Good God
* Be Radical…Follow Christ!
* Simply The Messenger
* Unequally Married

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