Shattered Pieces

There is One who is:
– strong enough to lift you out of the deepest pit
– capable enough to mend your shattered pieces 
– gracious enough to offer you a new chance 
– loving enough to extend a lifetime of grace
– caring enough to turn your deepest pain into joyful dancing
– alive and active enough to be the Abundant-Life-Giver

But don’t take my word for it!  Rather, listen to David, the writer of this psalm. I know you may want to simply give up – but instead – LOOK UP.  Look up to see the One who has never left your side, the One who is always ready to help and heal, to offer hope, and to bring harmony – peace and wholeness – to the shattered pieces of your life, the One whose name is Jesus. 
“I praise You, Eternal One. You lifted me out of that deep, dark pit…

Eternal One, my True God, I cried out to You for help; You mended the shattered pieces of my life.  You lifted me from the grave with a mighty hand, gave me another chance, and saved me from joining those in that dreadful pit.

Sing, all you who remain faithful!  Pour out your hearts to the Eternal with praise and melodies; let grateful music fill the air and bless His name. His wrath, you see, is fleeting,
but His grace lasts a lifetime.

The deepest pains may linger through the night, but joy greets the soul with the smile of morning…

Hear me, Eternal Lord—please help me,
Eternal One—be merciful!

You did it: You turned my deepest pains into joyful dancing; You stripped off my dark clothing and covered me with joyful light.  You have restored my honor. My heart is ready to explode, erupt in new songs!  It’s impossible to keep quiet!  Eternal One, my God, my Life-Giver, I will thank You forever.”
(Psalm 30)


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