When the Lord breaks you, He remold’s you back to the way He wants you to be. There are challenges in life when God had broken, crushed me to pieces that I felt hopeless and became a stumbling block. When I lost my dad was one of those moments because he died without me having a chance to say good bye and that was really painful. Also when I was homeless, unemployed and had no where to run to for help, this was frustrating for me but thank God I have come this far moreover going further. These are a few of those times. But the jar he was making did not turn out as he had hoped, so he crushed it into a lump of clay again and started over, Jeremiah 18:4 NLT.
When life’s issues, pains, hurts, disappointments, despair, feeling unloved and all the rest breaks your heart and bones in pieces and leaves you crushed and shattered. The Lord seems so far but He is near. Because He said He will never leave you nor forsake you. He is there to carry your burdens and make it lighter for His yoke is easy. The LORD is close to the brokenhearted;He rescues those whose spirits are crushed Psalm 34:18 NLT At those point in my life, I did not have a deep relationship with God but now when I pass through challenges it draws me nearer to Him. I spend more time in His presence and remind myself that the devil meant it for evil but God meant it for good, Genesis 50:20. My joy remains in Him and not the situation and my eyes becomes so fixed on Him to trust Him and believe that He would make a way where there seemed to be no way.
He brings healing to the brokenhearted, it does not matter what you are going through. Allow God to work through you. He knows the end of the matter, even though it might look so disappointing, useless, or fruitless now, God has a greater plan and purpose. All the broken crushed pieces in your life, The Lord is molding you, removing the bad, rotten and decayed parts, keeps remoulding to bring out the best in you. He is our potter and we are His clay. But now, O LORD, You are our Father; We are the clay, and You our potter; And all we are the work of Your hand, Isaiah 64:8 NKJV. It is not for you to understand how our creator executes the works in your life but trusting in Him, leaning not on your own understanding and allow The Lord to direct your path.
Sometimes He has to stretch you so much that you feel like breaking, He knows your limits and how much you can bear. If you think you are standing strong, be careful not to fall. 13 The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you can endure 1 Corinthians 10:12-13 NLT.
The Lord did some work in me and through me, removing the stones, clutters and dirt and still continues because I have not arrived at perfection. He has healed me and made me whole. He healed my broken heart and gave me hope for tomorrow. I would like to briefly share with you some of the steps I took to receive my healing:
Let it go: Surrender all your burdens, emotions, past, bitterness, unforgiveness and problems to God and He will deal with it. So it is no longer in your hands. Shake it off. Cast your burden on the Lord [releasing the weight of it] and He will sustain you; He will never allow the [consistently] righteous to be moved (made to slip, fall, or fail) Psalm 55:22 Amp. Permit Him: Allow Him to mend the broken heart because He is your potter and we are the clay, Isaiah 64:8. Believe : Believe that He can heal you completely because Jesus paid it all on the cross so there is no cause to suffer. He has redeemed us from all our sins, for more on Christ our redeemer.
Work and Walk with Him: It is a step by step process and a journey to receiving your complete healing. It requires an agreement between you and God that He would work it out. Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.” Matthew 11:28-30 The Message
About the Author: She is a passionate follower of Christ with the desire to create an online environment of intimacy with the Lord. Bringing healing, restoration and transformation into the lives of the broken hearted, lost souls through the internet and other media technologies. Ngozi Ngadi has been married to Uchenna Ngadi who is her soul mate, helper and friend for over seven years. She is a member of Jesus House, Brent Cross, London, United Kingdom under the pastoral leadership of Pastor Agu She is a volunteer in her local church for Pastor Agu Intercessor (PAI) and the Prison Ministry. You can find her on the web at http://htbh.co.uk/