Morning Thrive

THOUGHT: Jesus understands your brokenness.

BIBLE: But He was pierced because of our rebellion, crushed because of our iniquities; punishment for our peace was on Him, and we are healed by His wounds. Isaiah 53:5

TRANSCRIPT: Hey everybody, welcome back to Morning Thrive! We've been talking all week about brokenness and that we all go through seasons of brokenness. And yet, when we humbly come to God, and we ask Him to help us, He can not only heal our brokenness, but He can actually use our brokenness to bless and encourage others along the way. 

Some of the things that we tend to think about or say to ourselves when we go through seasons of brokenness are, "No one else can possibly understand what I'm going through," right? "No one can really understand the hurt that I'm feeling over this relationship." Or, "Nobody can really understand the fear that I'm experiencing. Nobody can understand the trauma that I have walked through." And that may be true, the people around you may not fully understand what you've dealt with, or what you've experienced.

But let me just challenge you to add this absolute truth, "No one can possibly understand like Jesus can." See, Jesus understands brokenness. Jesus Himself experienced brokenness on your behalf and on my behalf. Isaiah 53:5 says, "But He was pierced because of our rebellion, crushed because of our inequities, punishment for our peace was on Him, and we are healed by His wounds." 

You see, Jesus endured the brokenness of the cross not only so that He could understand you and your brokenness, not only so He could  model for you what it's like to go through brokenness, but so He could heal you and restore you. You see, Jesus endured that brokenness because He loves you. He cares for you.

And hey, it's Friday! It may have been a difficult week for you, but this is a great time to say, "You know what? I'm gonna go to church on Sunday. I'm gonna get with God's people. And if no one else understands what I'm going through, Jesus understands." You can worship Him, and cry out to Him, and let Him do His restoring work in your life. I hope to see you this Sunday and have a great weekend!

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