I was sitting here thinking about an old saying, “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” The bible tells us in the book of Genesis when Joseph was talking to his brothers after his fathers death that what they meant for bad, God turned it around for the good. So then I started to wonder, how can I make lemonade out of the lemon that I was just given? On Tuesday, I fell up the steps and broke my toe, not the big one or the small one, but the middle one, and I had on shoes. I first give all praise and glory to God, because it was definitely a freak accident, and what should have happened, did not. Needless to say, I will be on these crutches for about three weeks because of my toe, and that shall be alright. But how can God get glorified out of me falling, and then I realized it, “God can fix what is broke.” Though we go through many trials and tribulations in our lives, and many things that we go through can break us down, we should seek comfort in knowing that God can fix what is broke. We sometimes get so bent out of shape, in our jobs, our relationships, in our churches, but we fail to realize that no matter what the enemy does to break us, God is the fixer of broke things. God can fix that broken heart, He can fix that broken home, He can fix that broken man or that broken woman, IF we allow Him to. Some of us get into situations in our lives where we are broken, and we want to remain broken, not broken for God, but broken in our lives where we do not know what to do. But instead of seeking God to fix it, we wallow in it and dwell on it and complain about it, but we never talk to God about it. Neither your friends nor your family can fix what is broken in you, only God can. I know that God can mend the broken, there are so many passages in the bible that reminds us of how God is a healer, yet we find ourselves doubting His word. We question God, we don’t rely on Him, we doubt His healing power, we doubt His love for us, yet and still, He continues to bless, and He continues to heal. I fall and break my toe, and I begin to complain to anyone who will listen, but the healing can not come until I go see a doctor. It is that way in our spiritual walk, we complain, moan and groan, but the healing can not come, until you meet Jesus. I cried because the pain was so excruciating, and many others cry because of the pain of their everyday lives. I cried because I could not feel my toe, and many of you cry because you can not feel Jesus. I cried thinking I would not walk normal again, and many of you cry thinking that you will never experience the fullness that God has for you. Like I had to go to the doctor, you all have to go to Jesus. Like the doctor told me, it may hurt for the moment, but it will heal, the same is with Jesus, He reminds us that it may hurt for the moment, but it will heal. The doctor told me that I will have some difficulty standing and some difficulty walking, so he gave me some crutches to lean on. The same is with Jesus, you may have some difficulty standing and some difficulty walking, but Jesus is the crutch that you can lean on. The doctor told me that the pain may be unbearable at time, but you can take this medicine, it will reduce the swelling and help with the pain, the same with Jesus, when the pain is too much to bear, just get on your knees and call Him, fall on your face before Him, He is the best medicine that you well ever need. The doctor reminded me how very fortunate I was that I did not do more damage to myself when I fell, as if someone there holding me up, it is the same way with Jesus, you can never fall too far without Him being there to catch you and to pick you back up again.
Jesus reminds us that He can fix every area of our life that is broken. He can pick us up when we fall down. He can fix a broken heart that has been shattered to pieces. No matter what situation we are going through, it is not too hard for God. No matter what storm we are going through, there is no storm big enough that God can’t calm, there is no GIANT out there that the GIANTKILLER can’t slay. Jesus is the potter and we are the clay. He molds us and shapes us, and when we are broken, He repairs us. Instead of walking around broken, or trying to mend it ourselves with Super Glue, we need to take it all to Jesus, everything, no matter how small, give it all to Him. He tells us that He can fix what is broken in our lives; we just have to trust that He will do it. We have to stop looking at man to fix the problems of this world, because man is fallible, God is infallible. Only God can fix what is broken in YOU!!! Be blessed.
Denise Watson-Smith (Dee Dee)
May 12, 2006 2:49 PM