Thursday, October 13, 2016

For The Broken






For the broken
pierced
shattered
defeated
trampled
bruised
splintered
cracked
and
crushed


For the one feeling unloved
unwanted
rejected
abandoned
neglected
and
lonely

You are worthy
You are important
You are valuable
You are precious
You are beautiful
You are loved
You are terrific

You are a blessing to others
And you are blessed 



For the broken times in your life remember that you are valued and that you are appreciated.  

Sometimes it takes helping another person through their time of brokenness to realize that you do have something to offer.

I have had times of brokenness. 

I have also seen others during their times of brokenness and this was one of those times. 

A stranger came into our house. 

My husband had found her sobbing in her car at the side of the road. He convinced her to pull into our driveway and to come inside to meet me. 

This woman was broken. Her life was shattered. Her heart had been pierced. 

Being the introvert that I am, I just listened to her and let her cry. 

She wasn't in need of a lecture or advice. She simply needed to pour out her tears and weep. 

Our dog nestled in beside her as she sat on the floor of our kitchen and cried. Hugging our pet, she sobbed for about hour as she made negative comments about her life, her decisions and her actions. 

When she called herself a "loser" I responded by saying, "No, you are not. You've just made some mistakes." After about an hour, she was ready to leave. 

She thanked me for letting her come inside, for listening and for letting her hug our dog. Then she reassured me that she had a friend with whom she could stay for the night. 

I have prayed for this stranger ever since. 

Sometimes, just being a listener is all that we can do and all that we need to do. 


Your Turn:  Have you been broken? Have you helped someone who has been broken? Feel free to share in the comment section. 

Image Credit: JennyEBurr