I love the heavy ironstone
that takes up space in my
every nook and cranny.
I found this platter
at the estate sale.
It wasn't perfect.
Neither I am.
It was chipped and broken.
So, am I.
The natural aging process,
has taken away the shine.
Lord, don't let me lose the shine.
My mama always prayed,
"Lord, let me age gracefully."
I am attracted to broken pieces.
Maybe because I have been broken.
Angela Thomas says,
I have my own journey, but everyone I meet
has been touched by at least one broken relationship.
You know the stories:
Children who haven't spoken to a parent in years
Siblings who are estranged
Harsh words spoken in a moment of anger
God can heal a broken heart, but He has to have all the pieces.
How I hold on the my hurt,
nurse my wounds,
enjoy my pain.
Sometimes our broken relationships
involve the healthy decision to leave
the presence of a fool.
Proverbs 14:7 says
Leave the presence of a fool, for there you do not meet words of knowledge.
However, not without brokenness.
Sometimes a relationship has to be severed,
especially if it has become toxic, abusive and destructive.
I googled "broken heart."
This is what popped up,
"There are no standard treatment guidelines
for treating broken heart syndrome.
Treatment is similar to treatment for a heart attack
until the diagnosis is clear."
Can you believe that there is a medical diagnosis
called "Broken Heart Syndrome?"
"Broken Heart Syndrome is a temporary heart
condition brought on by a stressful situation."
We have a Stronger Healer, Jesus
who has the remedy for a broken heart.
He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.
The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.
But He was pieced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities;
upon him was the chastisement that brought our peace,
and by His wounds we are healed.
God is stronger than my brokenness.