Sony’s Thoughts: Beautifully Broken

Canaan’s Crossing sings a song titled “Beautiful Broken.” As I listened to it yesterday, I thought about what it means to be “beautifully broken, willingly wasted, lovingly lavished here at Your feet.” When we think of things being broken, it’s a sad thing, not joyous in the least. However, when it comes to people, it’s when we are broken that God is refining us, turning us into something beautiful.

Jesus said, “Blessed are the poor in Spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven” yet I never see people rejoice about the fact that they are poor in anything. Our society has made us believe that riches and happiness are success. Wrong again. If Jesus is the love of your life, no matter where you find yourself in life, you can be truly grateful. Don’t measure your success by the world’s standards. Read the Word and see what Jesus says truly matters. Then count your blessings.

Whether you are on top of the mountain or broken today, go out and shine for Jesus. He has you right where you are for His purposes. He loves you so much. He has not left you. Cling to Him, praise Him, and thank Him for making you beautiful in His sight. After all, that’s the only thing that really matters.

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  1. Sometimes God leads through dark and broken days,but His love never fails.It is my desire that my life glorify Him.

    • Ruth, I expect your life is doing just that. You’ve been a blessing to me in just the short time I’ve known you. Thank you for your continual encouragement.

  2. Sony, you are so right about thinking of being broken as a sad thing. Yet with Christ it becomes a thing of beauty! I was privileged to be the producer on that project for Canaans Crossing and I fell in love with that song the first time I heard it. What an incredible way to look at the process of God reshaping our lives to make us more like Him!

    • Gus, I didn’t know you produced that project. (Shows how observant I am!) I’ve listened to it several times recently (including this morning as I was getting ready for church), and it seems each time, something else jumps out at me. It’s truly an anointed CD. Thank you for taking the time to comment.