“Leave the broken, irreversible past in God’s hands, and step out into the invincible future with Him.” – Oswald Chambers
Elisa Morgan will never forget the day she heard a loud crash from somewhere in her house. The noise, she discovered, was a three-shelf hutch that had fallen from the wall, taking her late grandmother’s antique china collection with it. It all lay shattered in pieces on the floor … and there was nothing she could do to fix it.
As Elisa swept up the broken shards, it dawned on her that this wasn’t the first time something precious in her life had shattered into pieces beyond repair.
Her life came crashing down the first time when she was five, after her parents announced they were divorcing.
It shattered again at 11, when her daily job became to get her mom out of bed in the morning because her alcoholism incapacitated her.
There were more broken pieces as an adult when she discovered her teenage daughter was pregnant.
I can relate to her pain. My life crashed right in front of me when I was nine years old, and my mother died. Then things kept right on shattering. My step-dad abandoned me and my siblings within hours of my mother’s funeral. My biological father later died of alcoholism. I was also placed in foster care and ended up in a home where I wasn’t loved or appreciated.
Most of you probably have your share of shattered pieces you don’t know how to fix and that still cut you to this day.
In our humanity, we see failure in those situations. We see mistakes. We often blame ourselves, and we sometimes live in shame when things aren’t going perfectly in our family. But, as you’ll hear on today and tomorrow’s program, Elisa discovered that God is always right there with us in our suffering, and He can turn those tragedies into blessings.
If you’re struggling, I invite you to join us for this message by Elisa Morgan, “Restoring the Broken Pieces of Our Lives.” I really appreciate her vulnerability. When someone like Elisa is willing to share how broken and imperfect they are, each of us can see how God is working to heal and restore the cracks in our own lives.
Maybe all you can see right now are your mistakes and flaws and not how God could possibly make all things new again.
We want to help. We would love to be a part of God’s work in your life to bring you hope and to help you find His answers for your difficult situation.
Can we pray with you? Can we offer you some resources to address whatever struggles you may be experiencing?
Please contact us today. We have a team of Christian counselors who can talk with you, pray with you, and refer you to more counseling in your local area if that would be helpful. Our phone number is 800-A-FAMILY (232-6459).