GOD'S GIFT OF
BROKENNESS


BROKENNESS IS A TOOL OF GOD'S

  • God's discipline and purifying can be painful, but God provides strength and grace to help during these times.  (Hebrew chapter 13; Malachi 3:3)
  • God uses brokenness to rid us of jealousy, pride, greed, lust, selfishness,
  • God uses brokenness to reveal our need for Him  ( John 6:35 )

BROKENNESS IS A SIGN OF GOD'S LOVE
  • It is a sign of God's love and activity in your life  (Prov. 3:11, 12 ; Psalm 94:12)
  • God wants to break us of our self-reliance  (Psalm 37:5-7 ; Prov. 3:5,6)
  • God needs to break us from our nature of pride, selfishness, an replace these with His love, joy, peace, patience, kindness,   (Galatians 5:19-23 ; Phil. 2:5-8)
  • God wants to prepare you for future service   (Isaiah 6:1-8 ;  Isaiah 49:2,3 )
  • God's discipline & purifying transform us to share His glory and holiness
      (2 Corinthians 3:18; 4:16-18 ;  Hebrews 13:10, 11)

GOD SETS LIMITS ON TIMES OF BROKENNESS
  • Brokenness and discipline stops when we yield or submit to God's will
  • When we finally have a sincere desire to obey and follow God's will, it will end
  • God will not allow brokenness and discipline to crush us  (Isaiah 43:2-4)

GOD WILL NEVER LEAVE YOU OR DESERT YOU
  • God promises to never leave you or forsake you; do not give in to the feelings that He has somehow left you or deserted you   (Hebrews 13:5 ; Deuteronomy 31:8)
  • Do not give in to the feelings and emotions that tell you that God has turned against you
    (Hebrews 13:6 ; Lamentations 3:19-26 )

  • Go to Jesus and submit to Him, and He will give you rest  (Matthew 11:28-30)

GOD USES BROKENNESS TO INCREASE YOUR UNDERSTANDING
  • God uses it to give you more understanding of yourself  (Peter- John 13:36-38)
  • God uses it to give you more understanding of Himself  ( Job 42:1-6 )
  • God uses it to give you more understanding & compassion for others' suffering
       ( 2 Corinthians 1:3, 4)

GOD'S ULTIMATE GOAL FOR YOU: BE LIKE JESUS & SHARE HIS GLORY
  • God loves you and wants only the best for you. He knows that the very best you can be is to become like Jesus, and to share in His glory  ( Romans 8:28, 29 ; 2 Cor. 3:18 ; Daniel 12:3 ; Daniel 11:35 ) 

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