Broken Pieces

I have been told, “I don’t know how you do it. You are so strong.”  It perplexed me when I heard it.  All I could think is, “No. O, no.  I am not.”  We shouldn’t trust what we think we see in others. Things are not always as they appear.

broken-piecesI am not strong.  I am broken. I have a million tiny pieces scattered all around. But, God. *His strength is made perfect in weakness.  He is a master craftsman. A skillful artist that transforms and inspires. He sees beauty in brokenness and he had a plan for each shard long before it was even broken.

Our brokenness can become wondrous works of art. Each broken piece we give Him becomes a tesserae in His hands. God turns the broken pieces of our lives into colorful mosaics.  All that He asks from us is to trust him.SONY DSC


For I am confident of this, that He who began a good work in you will continue to perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus. – Philippians 1:6

*But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. – 2 Corinthians 12:9


*photos from Public Domain Pictures*



  1. I get it too, the comments on how “strong” I am and what a “good” mother I am. I almost hate to hear them anymore. I don’t deserve a medal, I’m just doing what any other mother would be doing given my circumstances, right? I’ve been saying that now, mostly to Mikey’s teachers when they “compliment” me…and the sad thing is they really mean it. I guess there are parents out there who aren’t trying to move Heaven and Earth… Beautiful writing, beautiful message.

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