Where Should Broken Hearts Go?
A young man working in the army was constantly humiliated because he believed in God. One day the captain wanted to humiliate him before the troops. He called the young man and said:
Young man come here, take the key and go and park the Jeep in front.
the young man replied:
I cannot drive!
The captain said:
Well then ask for assistance of your God! Show us that He exist!
The young man takes the key and walked to the vehicle and begins to pray. He parks the jeep at the place PERFECTLY well as the captain wanted. The young man came out of the jeep and saw them all crying. They all said together:
We want to serve your God! The young soldier was astonished, and asked what was going on?
The CAPTAIN crying opened the hood of the jeep by showing the young man that the car had broken engine.
It has been far too long since I last wrote therefore allow me to introduce myself. I am Evan – a preacher, an amateur writer, and one of the many leaders in a Catholic lay ecclesial movement. Above all that, I am a failure, a loser, a sinner, most of all I’m broken.
Brothers and sisters, we may have different brokenness in the aspects of life- may that be in our relationships, career, service, plans- but we are all the same. Broken. Let’s admit it, being broken sucks. I mean who wants to be broken? Why do God even allow us to be broken? The sad news in this is that most of us, when broken, tends to rely on worldly pleasures and sinful acts as an escape. We tend to rely on these things for comfort thus cutting our communication and relationship with God. I am guilty of this by the way. But I refuse to remain being guilty of this and I am urging everyone to do the same. Stereotypical as it may sound, I do believe that God allows our hearts to be broken so that we may get the chance to give Him the pieces for Him to heal and give it a major upgrade. That while also using us for His greater glory. Like the broken Jeep, God can use us to fulfill His greater desires. May that be to evangelize or to simply let his presence be felt.
So where should broken hearts go? Simple. Broken hearts should go back to the open arms of His love to fulfill that grace He prepared for us and to give way to that plan of His to use us as His instrument and bless others.
May we all allow God to use us to bless others and have our hearts be healed at the same time.
I pray for you all