“A broken reed He will not break [off] And a dimly burning wick He will not extinguish [He will not harm those who are weak and suffering]; He will faithfully bring forth justice.” – Isaiah 42:3 AMP
You ever heard the term “When it rains, it pours”?
It’s not a biblical term, but we get the gist of what it’s intending to say; mainly, that, when things start happening they just keep happening.
Well, yesterday was one of those kind of days; it just seemed like it was one thing after another, from the beginning of the day until the end.
The challenges were coming from all sides… health, financial, family, work, church… You name it..
Not to mention the fact that we were running on very little rest as a result of the challenges that we faced the night prior. (If you’re human and honest, you know that being tired can make you a lot more honory).
Yet, in spite of all of the things that time won’t allow me to share, I realized this morning, when God allowed me to open my eyes, that He didn’t Let us Break.
In fact, though we were weary, tired, hungry, and desperate for any kind of a break (from the trials), it was as if we were strengthened even more with each new challenge.
At times, I felt like the bruised reed, or even the wick that was smoldering; but never completely broken nor fully extinguished.
He knows that we’re weak; but in weakness He becomes our strength… And He knows that sometimes our lights tend to burn dimly; yet, In His Faithfulness and commitment to us, He gently fans the embers until we become a burning flame again.
Yesterday, we didn’t Break because He wouldn’t let us; and because He Is no respector of persons, neither will He Let You Break.
Lord, today we thank You for the Grace and Strength we have available to us in Christ Jesus. Help us to know, and fully grasp, what riches we have because of The Life that “was” bruised and broken, for us.
In Christ’s Love,