Broken but Strong
But what did you go out to see? A man clothed in soft garments? Indeed, those who wear soft clothing are in kings’ houses (Matt.11.8).
We all have our breaking points. While some can endure longer, others cannot. To be strong does not mean you never break down but it means you find help when you are weak to continue without losing it all.
John the Baptist who introduced Jesus to the world began to doubt his authenticity because he felt abandoned by Jesus. He was compared to a strong man not a reed that is easily shaken.
It is good to understand that as believers, there are times we will face disappointments, betrayals and even failures but that does not cancel us. This is why it is important not to place our trust in people. They have a way of cancelling us easily, even after watching us suffer. It is only God that gives us the opportunity to begin again and again.
For a righteous man may fall seven times And rise again, But the wicked shall fall by calamity (Prov.24.16).
There is no pride in falling but there is beauty is rising after each fall, until you attain all that God has called you into. Having doubts and feeling broken is all part of the process of becoming but they are not enough to stop you.
We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair (2Cor.4.8).
No hard time will see your end. You are destined to overcome every challenge. Keep on keeping on. Shalom!