It’s Ok To Be Broken

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

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  • Ice November 29, 2013 at 10:12 PM

    Even though we are broken, not talented, inadequate.. GOD sees us much more than that. GOD IS NEVER INTERESTED ON OUR ABILITIES, but in our AVAILABILITY. Saying “YES” is the first step for God to make us of our brokenness.

  • juana November 10, 2013 at 4:04 PM

    This post is simply wonderful.
    So great. I loved how you reminded us that we are ALL broken and to not let satan confuse us to the point we feel useless and so ashamed. We are usable. Beautiful. Able & CAPABLE to overcome those battles. I Fear we often forget that and become overwhlemed and forget that we have an unbelievebly God that is full mercies and undying love. I personally have been battling with an ordeal. Which I am overcoming with Gods Help. and you and your wife honestly are such an encouragement!! I discovered you two on ig. Haha. Keep up the great work.

  • Jools November 9, 2013 at 11:46 AM

    Thank you for this post Jarrid. I can certainly relate to this. In our weakness God’s strength is made perfect. Even when we fail God he doesn’t cast us aside. He cleans us up and still treasures us.

  • Stephanie November 5, 2013 at 4:16 PM

    Thank you pastor Jarrid.

  • Jennifer November 2, 2013 at 7:24 AM

    Very helpful loved reading it

  • Mai-mai November 1, 2013 at 2:55 PM

    thank y0u for d inspiring msg.

  • gold price November 1, 2013 at 12:01 PM

    The poor and needy, and the homeless, are reviled and all manner of evils are said and done against them. They are hard pressed and troubled on every side, many are crushed, and perplexed, and many are in despair, and persecuted. Yet, God has not forsaken them, nor has He cast them down, and they still remain unconquered or destroyed, for God has so decreed that the poor and needy will be with us always, and has charged us to help in caring for them. LOVE: What is the truth about LOVE? The truth of love is that it lies within what we say and in what we do in our conduct and behavior toward others. The nature of LOVE has been imputed in us, it was given to us as an inheritance as part of our nature and characterist from God, whether we show it forth or not. If someone says, “I love God”, and hates the poor and needy, he is a liar. How can you say you really love God, when you see people daily begging on the street, and you do nothing to help them? How can you say God is in you, and that you love God whom you have not seen, and yet, there is no time for you to stop to offer a helping hand to your brother and sister on the street, whom you see daily? Is this how we LOVE our neigh-bor as ourselves works, by rendering lip service, as a sayer? Should we not be freely giving as workers who are doers of LOVE, with true hearts service as a reflection of God’s LOVE inside of us?. Love your neighbor as yourself, our neighbor is that man or woman or child on the streets who is in need of your helping hand. Search me O, God and know my heart!

    • Jennifer November 2, 2013 at 3:12 PM

      You can’t give every person money if you do you have none for food or anything that you need for example I live in troy and the only way I get around town is the bus so I’m at places where people ask you for money and I always say no because I can’t stand giving strangers money

  • My Lovely Sister October 30, 2013 at 9:56 PM

    thank you!

  • Victoria October 30, 2013 at 7:45 PM

    I tick mark those 10‘s choices. I thank God because inspite of being broken, He rescued and guide me into His path. My deliverance not happened overnight. It took 3 years before I overcame it. I denied myself and take up my cross daily. Today, I accept His calling to be His servant. What a great opportunity to be one of His chosen. Never instill in your mind that because of your past you are useless. His thoughts and ways are not the same with ours, His plan Himself will lifted up and become whole again.

  • Lily October 30, 2013 at 7:24 PM

    Thank you for keep reminding us with your messages Jarrid. I am broken right now and I believe I shall be restored when the time comes. All I have to do is to run my daily task with patience.

  • Noms October 30, 2013 at 4:54 PM

    Thank you Jarrid this is touching its Good to know That my brokenness is normal and That iam still usable.Bless You

  • Rebekkah Szasz October 30, 2013 at 4:02 PM

    Awesome blog post! I wrote a blog post yesterday talking about how important it is to be real about our brokenness…. There’s something powerful about being transparent and vulnerable with others about the beautiful messes that we are :) http://bekksies.blogspot.com.au/2013/10/being-real.html

  • marietta graves October 30, 2013 at 3:32 PM

    Yes he can amen!

  • Jenn October 30, 2013 at 2:23 PM

    Amen! Exactly what I’m going through right now and what I needed to hear. Bless you.

  • ashleyflow October 30, 2013 at 1:52 PM

    Beautifully written.

  • Julie October 30, 2013 at 11:44 AM

    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.

  • Olivia October 30, 2013 at 11:38 AM

    hmm thank you i needed to hear this! x

  • Molly October 30, 2013 at 11:26 AM

    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 :)

  • aweenish October 30, 2013 at 11:12 AM

    Totally needed this. And yes, God uses broken people. It is through our brokennesss that God’s power is seen in us. Thank you, Jesus!

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