It’s Ok To Be Broken

Within the last few days, a theme of “Brokenness” has taken point over my times of study and devotion. Whether it be my own struggles or the brokenness I see in others, we must see that Jesus provides a beautiful antidote for anyone going through a tough time.

At one point we have all have felt:

1) Broken

2) Useless

3) Abused

4) Hurt

5) Worn out

6) Depressed

7) Guilty

8) Weak

9) Addicted

10) Dirty

And if you have NEVER felt one of these, I’d love to hear your God-given secret to perfection…

The reality is that all of us are broken in some way of form, but I want to encourage you not to confuse brokenness with uselessness. Just because you might be a little rough around the edges does not mean God can’t use you. In fact, 99% of the people Jesus used for His ministry were broken, addicted, weak, and dirty. Don’t believe me? Dig into the depths of scripture and see for yourself.

Don’t let Satan confuse your brokenness for uselessness.

Through the power of Jesus Christ:

1) You are usable.

2) You are beautiful.

3) You are able.

4) You are capable.

God uses broken people to bring HOPE to a broken world.

Romans 8:11 – The Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from the dead, lives in you. And just as God raised Christ Jesus from the dead, he will give life to your mortal bodies by this same Spirit living within you.

We are the army of the broken, finding restoration and power through the hope of Jesus Christ.

– Jarrid Wilson


Can God use broken people? Comment below.

Published by Jarrid Wilson

Husband, Father, Pastor at Harvest Christian Fellowship & Author of a few books.

20 comments on “It’s Ok To Be Broken”

  1. This just brought me to tears. Exactly what I’ve been needing to hear without even knowing it(funny how God works like that). Broken. I can relate to almost every word written and boy in the brokenness it can be sure hard to see any sign of being useful or even WORTHY of use. It IS easy to let Satan hold us down in brokenness. Thank you for the reaffirming words of usable, able, beautiful and capable. Just a wonderful post(for my life anyway) at just right time. Thank you again.

  2. Thanks, Jarrid! This is something I’ve been thinking about today and exactly what I needed to hear. I really like what you said about confusing brokeness with uselessness. It’s an awesome reminder that God uses all people and all things for His glory :)

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