Have you been feeling “hard pressed” in your marriage on all sides? Do you feel as if you have been in the refining kiln so many times only to be decorated and broken time after time?
Remember that we are vessels. God is the Potter and we are the clay–works of His hands (Isaiah 64:8). There is nothing that happens to us or that we go through that God is unaware of. He already knows that we will be broken; He uses our brokenness to His glory. A broken vessel is just what He desires so that out of those broken places His glory and light can shine forth! He doesn’t want vessels sitting pretty with patched up cracks who contain only darkness or refuse to allow His glory to shine through the brokenness.
If you are experiencing brokenness, just surrender to God because you are the work of His hands. If you let Him, He will make you beautiful in time (Ecclesiastes 3:11). There is no fissure, chip, or break that God cannot repair. The beauty of broken vessels is in the expert craftsmanship of the hands–the Power and Glory of God–the One Who is entrusted with their restoration! It is all to His glory! The more we yield and surrender to God, the more He is willing to use us because it’s not about us. Not about the vessels but what the vessels contain. Do we allow Christ to shine forth from our shattered areas of our lives? Do we try to patch over those broken areas and pretend they don’t exist? We have to ask ourselves if we are willing to surrender our brokenness so that in the restoration, others in darkness will see His light shining through our situations and KNOW we are healed, alive, still married, made whole, victorious– ONLY BY THE GRACE OF GOD!!! Amen!!! Thank You Jesus
2 Corinthians 4:5-18 ” For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus’ sake.
6 For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
7 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.
8 We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair;
9 Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;
10 Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body.
11 For we which live are always delivered unto death for Jesus’ sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh.
12 So then death worketh in us, but life in you.
13 We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak;
14 Knowing that he which raised up the Lord Jesus shall raise up us also by Jesus, and shall present us with you.
15 For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God.
16 For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.
17 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;
18 While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.”