Damaged But Not Destroyed

It’s hard to move on when you’ve been hurt. You became bitter, angry, and protective over the little bit of love or feelings you have. You were made to feel as though the words and people who damaged you, destroyed you. The molestation, the humiliation, the lies, the cheating, the abuse, the lack of attention. It all damaged you. But the amazing part is, damaged goods are still in demand. You aren’t any less of a person because you’ve been hurt. You aren’t any less of a person because someone wronged you in a way you couldn’t control.

You aren’t destroyed because he/she hurt you. Your “building” may have been demolished because it had a shaky foundation, but the awesome part about watching buildings be torn apart is that usually months later, something new, beautiful, and better comes up after it. In the city of Detroit homes that were once burned to the ground are being restored. Buildings that were once vacant, are now filled to capacity. Constructors are now putting a more sturdy foundation on the home so the elaborate designs won’t be a waste when a storm comes. This time around the storm won’t break you down. The storm won’t take away what you’ve built, it may only remove the debris you refuse to sweep up.
You were made to think that because you didn’t come from the best home nothing good would come out of you. You might have been led to think by church people or family that because you had (have) sex that you would never find a good man/woman. You were made to think that the abortion you had would make Jesus forget you forever. The truth is, you are damaged – but Jesus loves the damaged. He loves those who are broken. He loves those who come to Him just as they are – hurt and all. He wants all of you. He wants to make you WHOLE. You are Just like a pot made of clay that has been broken. Some of you may think you’re whole, but the situations you’ve been in have left so many voids and cracks that you’ve filled with so much that didn’t work. So try Him. I did.
I used to be a real mess (I still am). I was trying everything I could to fill a hole that only He could fill. Why? Because I didn’t realize how damaged I was and I wanted any quick fix to my problem – even if it just made me surface happy for a few minutes. The lovely thing about God is that He wants to give you joy, something that no one or nothing can take away. He wants to give you peace beyond all understanding. He wants to give you favor that will open doors you can’t even imagine. But you have to look beyond your brokenness to let Him in. He’s waiting on You. And He, unlike others, isn’t phased by your flaws. He doesn’t care what you’ve done or what you’re doing. He just wants to ensure where you’re going.

I love you and so does He,

Cherise

P.S. If you ever want to talk, need prayer, or encouragement. Email me: ladyambitious@comcast.net

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