“Come unto me all all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”

Broken – having been fractured or damaged and no longer in one piece; having given up all hope.

I remember the day my life changed, for the worst. I had lost a job and ended a relationship that I wanted to work. I was hurt, I was frustrated, I was confused, and I. Was. Broken.  I attempted to turn to God, but the healing process wasn’t fast enough. The downward spiral had me envying the facade of people’s lives on social media, and I just wanted to be happy again. And so I turned to people. Friends, and yet another relationship. I got sucked in to an unhealthy cycle that I couldn’t break free from, and it cost me a couple of wasted years, and almost, my purpose. But God.

Broken decisions come from broken people. The enemy plays on your hurt, and before you know it, you can barely find the missing pieces. We entertain the wrong conversations, date the wrong people, settle for mediocre and accept less from life. Trust me, I know. But when we are broken, we don’t have to stay that way. We are never without hope. There is a higher power in God who we can depend on to make us whole. “Come unto me all all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest,” the scripture says. “Cast all your worries on him because he cares for you.”

One thing that I learned in being broken, is that I don’t have to deal with my pain alone. Even when I feel alone. I am never by myself. The Holy Spirit, is always there. “The Holy Spirit will help you, and always be with you.”

I left my friends and the relationship, and was even more broken than I was before. But this time, I turned to the right one. I allowed God to lead me through a process of healing, where I found me again, and the God in me. I lifted my eyes to the hills where my help comes from, as David said.  Who else, but the Lord. Only he, has the power to make you whole.

Written by: Shenelle Wallace