Picking Up the Broken Pieces

He heals the heartbroken and bandages their wounds.

(Psalm 147:3 MSG)

“You can’t undo ten years of bad parenting in a day,” said a colleague once after a hectic day at work. But running away was not an option either. “If I leave and you leave, who will be left to help them?” advised another colleague, who had realized the purpose of working with troubled kids. But at the end of the day, it didn’t really matter how many broken pieces we were able to pick up and glue back together because when the kids went home, all the pieces came apart once again.

We live in a broken world and as such, we’re left to deal with broken lives. And even though we might be able to glue the broken pieces of someone’s life for a moment, we can’t guarantee that they’ll hold forever. But I love what today’s passage says, “[God] heals the heartbroken and bandages their wounds” (Psalm 147:3). He is in the business of putting the broken pieces together and making sure that they stay put. We can be His instruments in helping pick up the broken pieces, but we must trust Him to put them back together and forever.

God can restore what is broken and change it into something amazing. All you need is faith. -Unknown 

Published by risingwiththeson

Farah obtained her Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree (with a double major in English and Religious Studies) from the University of Toronto, where she also completed her Bachelor of Education (OISE). While she enjoys teaching, writing gives Farah equal pleasure. She began to exercise this passion with the publication of "Rising with the Son," her daily devotional blog. It is designed to help strengthen the faith of her readers in Jesus. Through her writing, it is Farah's wish to inspire others and help them develop a closer relationship with God and His Son, Jesus Christ.

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