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Molly’s Minute: Broken, Yet Still Purposeful

November 16, 2020

My husband, Vaughn, likes to joke that if there is even the slightest problem with something in our house, I will try to throw it away.

Like the pan I used to make dinner the other night. I noticed the handle was loose, so I said to Vaughn, “We should probably throw this pan out and get a new one.” To which he said, “We don’t need a whole new pan. Here, give it to me. I’ll fix it.”

And he pulled out a screwdriver, tightened the handle, and the pan was as good as new.

It’s a lesson that Vaughn teaches me continually—that just because something is broken, that doesn’t mean that it’s worthless or can’t be used anymore.

And that goes for us, too. 

Psalm 138 says, “Though I walk in the midst of trouble… The LORD will fulfill his purpose for me; your steadfast love, O LORD, endures forever.”

God’s plan for us doesn’t end the moment we’re broken. Even in our brokenness, God keeps working in us and through us.

So no matter how badly you’ve been broken today, remember that no amount of brokenness can stop God fulfilling His purpose for you.

Psalm 138:7-8 Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you preserve my life; you stretch out your hand against the wrath of my enemies, and your right hand delivers me. The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me; your steadfast love, O Lord, endures forever. Do not forsake the work of your hands.”

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