Growth doesn’t happen overnight, it’s a process, happening little by little.
I used to think I could hurry the process up. I was aware of my weakness, aware of my brokenness… and thought if I could just get enough of the word in me I would be better faster. I would spend hours reading the word, until my eyes hurt and I couldn’t read anymore. Then I’d have to let them rest for a few days until I could read again.
Finally one day while in prayer, the Lord showed me a picture. The picture was of two heads. One head was eating words so fast that they were not all getting in; they were just falling out of his mouth. Then the other head was eating words slowly, bit by bit, and he was able to keep all of them in his mouth and digest them. As I saw this picture I heard the words “Word by word, verse by verse.”
We don’t have to hurry to grow in Christ. He accepts us just as we are, brokenhearted and all. All He wants from us is just to sit at His feet; no other goal at the moment but just to sit at the feet of Jesus.
God had his own plan for healing my broken heart, and He’s still working on me to this day. I look back and see how much He’s done; in my heart, in my family, in everything, and I am so thankful. I’m also aware of places where I’m still broken, where I still need his healing and long for his hand to touch my heart and heal it. But I know that all I need to do is sit at His feet, He has a plan to heal my brokenness.
Lord I pray for everyone that reads this, that they would know you have a plan for them, a plan to deliver them, a plan to heal them, a plan to put them on steady ground. For those that have felt hopeless, have felt there is no way, that they’ll always be broken, I pray that you would show them your plan is to heal their brokenness, that when it looks as if there is no way, Jesus is the way. I pray that you would deliver them from trying so hard, and let them rest at your feet. In Jesus name, Amen.