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January 30, 2013


Does He see you as all the broken bits,

those places in your story you focus on… the ones that hurt and stop you from accomplishing your purpose.

Those rejections.

Those traumatic events which hurt even now. I know what the abuse of it feels like. I know how the memory of those traumatic moments is like a riding boot to your ribs.

Those days where things are way too big and you are way too small… because you are just broken pieces…at least that is what you tell yourself.  How can these broken pieces ever be anything…anything with purpose?

You flip these broken pieces over in your fingers like little gambling chips.. ones which say you lost. You take what you have, push yourself away from this big gamble called life…and you take your little broken chips home.

Can I take a moment and speak into the places where you signed your name to a contract of lies?

I won’t whisper it to you… I will speak it boldly.

Can you receive it boldly?




You are not the sum of your hurts.

You are the sum of His strength.

You are not the sum of your fears.

You are the sum of His strength.

You are not the sum of your weakness’.

It’s not that I am telling you they don’t exist… I for one know all too well… but what I do know is ….

We are not the sum of all those rejections and broken bits.

It’s just a lie we have all bought into , from time to time or for nearly a lifetime, which says we are a broken mess.  A broken mess and that is the end of the story… and that is a lie.



And what better lie to believe than one which tells you to keep busy gathering your own redemption or it whispers for you to give up now, you are just too many broken bits, nothing useful.

Every time we agree with this we rob what He has done for us.  The redemption He has for us.
Of course you have broken ugly pieces to your story… but what great and awesome story was ever written about someone doing nothing? overcoming nothing?

You are a great story written by an amazing Author.

You are not the sum of your weakness’… You are the sum of His strengths.

2 Corinthians 12:9

New International Version (NIV)

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.


3 Comments leave one →
  1. January 30, 2013 12:59 pm

    Amen! Amen! Amen!
    and again Amen 🙂

  2. January 31, 2013 6:09 am

    Truely beautiful and meaningful. You spoke to my heart today. Thank you.

  3. February 3, 2013 2:29 am

    Oh I like this in its entirety! I have breathed these words as encouragement to those around me many a time… I have had Him stand with my broken body and show me that I am the sum of His strengths… such a liberating truth and you have shared it so powerfully my friend. Blessings to you.

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