Morning Praise — Restoring a Shattered Life

All praise to you dear God for your loving hand, for your gracious love. I praise you this morning that you lift up my broken body, my crushed spirit, my shattered emotions. Thank you that you do not just sweep up the pieces of broken clay and throw them away, that you still see value in this vessel.

I praise you this morning that with meticulous care you pick up each piece and carefully put me back together. You treat each piece as valuable, each shard as precious. You carefully and slowly rebuild me piece by piece.* Your love and grace flows deeply into each porous piece of clay, the glue that holds me together. Praise God that you care enough to put me back together, even when I feel helplessly broken.

Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” – 1 Peter 5:6

© 2019 CGThelen

*Thanks to Jennifer Arimborgo and her post http://feedingonjesus.com/2019/08/27/little-by-little-2/ for inspiring this prayer. God is truly amazing in his love for us.

18 thoughts on “Morning Praise — Restoring a Shattered Life

  1. This is not a positive thinking post, this is spirit filled post. How precious to read your description of Him, we must remind our self daily, sometimes minutes by minute who He is. God has done a total change of my perception since the start of my journey. The older I get the more of self I hate, the more I want of Him in my life. The enemy of my soul hates me so I know at times the battle will be hard but it is already won at Calvary. The long I walk Calvary’s road, the less I fall off the side into darkness, and when I do fall off, the less time it takes me to get back on Calvary road where He is, waiting, arms open wide. My trust in Him as grown through all the trials, He waste nothing praise God, nothing. Encouraging post.

  2. I have, and I’m grateful–as I doubt I would have pressed in close to HIM and been given such an exquisite intimate relationship with our Lord if my life had been easier. Since the brokenness seems to continue, I trust the harvest of His riches will also. Not everyone knows what we know–and that is not to boast, but to be a comfort. Thank you for the blessings–your posts are so real, of lasting merit.

  3. This is the most beautiful post I’ve read, possibly ever. It is humbling to think of the Great Love of the Father who sees our brokenness and doesn’t toss us away with the same disgust many people, even those close to us, do. His love never diminishes, His power to restore continues till the moment He calls us Home to Him. The more I mature, the less I complain and fight against my brokenness–He is right there in the midst of it, by my side–and all the great saints He has used mightily were vessels cracked or misshapen in some way. He looks at the glory of His Spirit within us. Blessings to you.

  4. Amen! Through God, a shattered life can find the will to move forward. So many of us have been there. Without our faith in God, we would experience a very dark and shallow world.

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