We are Broken. We are Beautiful. We Are Beloved.

If we could have coffee today I’d say, “Our brokenness is not too much for God.”

As I drove home one day in a difficult season, the pain I felt seemed especially pointless and in turn, my life did too. “God,” I whispered, “how can You use me when I’m so broken?”

Our brokenness is not too much for God.

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A song came on the radio that repeated a verse from Isaiah over and over again: “He was pierced for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on Him, and by His wounds we are healed” (Is. 53:5).

I started singing along with the words. As I did it seemed God whispered to my soul, “You think you have to take what’s broken and make it perfect in order to be used by Me. But I think in a completely different way. I took what was perfect, My Son, and made Him broken so that you could be whole. And because you belong to Him, your brokenness can bring healing to others too.”

It’s a crazy, upside-down way of thinking. But it’s true. God has used my brokenness in ways I never expected. It’s become part of who I am, a surprisingly beautiful part. Like a mosaic, God has put my heart together again. He will do the same for yours.



You’ll find more encouragement like this in You’re Already Amazing.

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About Holley

About Holley

Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author and Life Coach

I like humans, words, and good coffee. And I’d love to help you beat what’s holding you back, become all you’re created to be, and kick butt for the greater good.

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