My mother says to never keep broken objects in the house, so I try not to. When I have something, I really like and it breaks, if possible I will put it back together and restore it. I have a small angel statue that broke into a few pieces some years back. I glued it and placed it on my front porch, keeping in mind what my mother told me.
Recently, my roommate knocked the angel off the front steps while helping me. The angel broke into more pieces. I was surprisingly not upset, but somewhat disheartened. Buying another one would be easy, but costly, so I looked to see if I could again glue it back together. Whenever I work on a project, I talk to God for assistance and guidance. As I placed the pieces in its place, I was missing a piece and had to wait until morning to look outside for the missing piece. Pleased to recover it, I quickly glued it in place. Although it was not perfect, it was the best I could do, because smaller pieces missing. I reviewed my work and thanked God for showing me how to turn the pieces correctly to fit.
As it dried and I looked at the angel, I realized the broken angel represented each time I have been broken and God put me back together. When I felt shattered and cried myself to sleep or until I felt God’s comfort and peace. Could I buy another angel? Sure I could, but at this point, I did not want to. I let the glue dry and spray painted the angel in a shimmering silver instead of the white I had it in. My angel was broken, but I was able to restore it with glue and a new coat of paint. It now sits on my front porch, glued in place.
The angel is a reminder that God is my Healer and my Redeemer! Like me, I am renewed, with the Grace of God and with Jesus in my life. God put me back together each time I felt broken. (Proverbs 30: 5 Every word of God is flawless; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.) If a piece of me chips, when I pray, God’s word mends me (Proverbs 30:1 NIV…..”I am weary, God, but I can prevail”.) If I fall apart, I call on the name of Jesus and He restores me. No matter how broken I may feel at times, when I put my trust in God, He restores me. When I seek His peace, He embraces me.
Do not wallow in your brokenness. Allow God to restore you. It does not take much, just ask and wait. Won’t He do it? Yes He will! Be Blessed! Not Stressed!!