Feeling Broken

Do you ever feel broken?
Do you sometimes feel like you don’t belong?

I’ve struggled with this for years ever since early childhood. I was the odd one out. An only child, abnormally tall for my age, very little friends, painfully shy, quiet, a loner, and from a poor family. When people spoke to me, I never knew what to say. I’d come up with the perfect response two hours too late. Well, things didn’t much change in adulthood. As adults we’re all just overgrown children. I’m still awkward in appearance and in social situations. I have a job (thank You God) but not a career and I’m 45, barely making ends meet. Many times I feel as if I’m failing life and somehow broken.

But then I consider the cross.
The good news is that our Lord Jesus Christ came down to suffer for us, because He knew without Him we are broken. We are broken because of our sin and not our appearance nor our achievements. Because God is so holy and cannot be around sin, He made a way for our sins to be washed away by the death and resurrection of His son, if we only repent and believe. Jesus became the bridge to bring us to God the Father and give us life. That is the Good News my friends.

So if you feel broken, if you feel not good enough, meditate on what Christ did for you. He loves you and wants a relationship with you. You, the way you are now, no matter where you are in life.
Mediate on this verse:

Since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.   Rom 5:1

Hope is in Jesus. You are not broken.

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I have a choice.

I can let worry hijack my thoughts or I can just say, no, to them. It’s an epiphany.

What I find helpful is to journal about the worry and or anxiety, let it all out. And by journaling, I mean hand writing…analog not digital. Why? Because the thought travels from your brain, through your nerve endings, down your spine, down your arm, and on to paper. You’re contemplating each stroke. You’re not letting a keyboard form the letters for you. There is something about this process that is healing.

Now, if I’m angry about the worry, I will hand write in ALL CAPS as if I’m shouting, using more pressure on the paper, darker letters. My formed words have expression to them. They are not just punched monotone letters. They have urgency and emotion.

Next, the most important part……
I give it up to God. And…

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