Friday, August 5, 2011

5 Minute Friday - WHOLE

Linking with the Gypsy Mama on this Friday...



I don't always feel whole. Sometimes there's empty, sometimes there's lack, sometimes it feels like there is something missing. I can imagine I am not alone. Brokenness would seem to chip off pieces here and there, leaving some out, losing some, forgetting others. How can one be whole when one has been broken?

When the One doing the repairing is the One who formed the world and fashioned our being, the One whose own perfection knows exactly where the pieces fit perfectly together...yes, one can be whole when the Master Creator touches His masterpiece once again.

When this world leaves me broken, I cannot repair myself. When people wound and dreams die and bubbles burst, I don't have to remain shattered. I can be whole. When I realize I am complete in Him no matter who, no matter what, no matter why...when I give myself to Him without hesitation, without reservation....when I become wholly His, I am whole.


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11 friends had this to say:

My daily walk in His grace! said...

Hi Shelley - this is good.
Have a great weekend
God bless

BARBIE said...

Absolutely beautiful! He is the only One who can repair our brokenness! Thankful for His healing in my life, and yours!

Amy Sullivan said...

It's that "something is missing feeling", but I love your can we feel whole when we are broken? That's true. Sometimes I think we search and search and fill and fill, but we are broken. We are only meant to feel whole in him.

FlowerLady said...

What an uplifting post for this Friday morning. Thank you.


My Story said...

It is so hard to remember that our wholeness ultimately comes from Him regardless of our circumstances or feelings of inadequacies. Thank you so much for sharing!!

Cassi said...

Finding his wholeness in this broken world. My prayer too

Emily Kate said...

Love this and totally relate, especially since my post is quite similar.:)

Stacie said...

It's a small thing, but your use of the word "masterpiece" touched me today.

Kathryn Ross said...

Shelley - I've been in a two day moment by moment discussion of this subject with the Lord, and your post has been a part of it. Thank you, Lord, that You hear me and are ever present to mold me to wholeness when I'm broken.

Duane Scott said...

I wish I could come up with such beautiful words in 5 minutes as you.. :) I had to check how this thing works. And maybe I'll join next week. But it takes me longer than 5 minutes!

Jen said...

A great reminder...we can't fix ourselves. Only the love the Savior and the resting in His arms makes us whole. Thanks for this great 5 minute Friday. ~ jen