Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. – Jeremiah 29:12
I’ve had times in my life where I felt I was too broken to fix. Have you had those times? Are you in one of those times now? Do you know someone in one of those times? I say, “one of those times,” because that’s what it is.
None of us are ever too broken to fix, but we’ve all been in a spot where we felt so stuck that we thought we’d be there forever. Haven’t you felt that you were going to die in that spot because you were stuck there so long, and you couldn’t see a way out, and you were getting comfortable being stuck?
Healing and recovery can be a long road, but if you take the first step, the road is one step shorter. And if you take the second step, it’s two steps shorter. And you keep taking steps, and the hope increases, and you don’t worry any more that you’ll be swallowed up with fear, and you won’t be paralyzed by the long road ahead.
You’ll get to a point that you’ll look back and see how far you’ve come. You’ll recognize that God honored your decision to take a step toward healing. He honored your decision to connect with others.
– Steve Arterburn
We are all trophies of God’s grace, some more dramatically than others; Jesus came for the sick and not the well, for the sinner and not the righteous. He came to redeem and transform, to make all things new. May you go forth more committed than ever to nourish the souls who you touch, those tender lives who have sustained the enormous assaults of the universe. – Phillip Yancy
Never look down to test the ground before taking your next step; only he who keeps his eye fixed on the far horizon will find the right road. – Dag Hammarskjold