I wrote the song “No Longer Broken” as I reflected on so many times in my life where I felt like I was done... emotionally, mentally, spiritually... and even, sometimes, physically.
I’ve made so many mistakes... in relationships, jobs, ministry. I’m far from perfect.
And I finally decided that I must be broken. I’ve done so many stupid things and hurt so many people, I must not be right in the head. No amount of duct tape or gorilla glue could ever put me back together.
But that’s not what God says...
“He heals the brokenhearted And binds up their wounds” (Psalm 147:3)
There is a brokenness that is good. Specifically, the type of brokenness related to the training of a horse. Without that brokenness the horse is useless for work or pleasure. We all need to endure that type of brokenness at times.
But there’s another type of brokenness. A brokenness of the heart... of the soul. A brokenness that feels like it will never go away. A brokenness that comes as a result of broken relationships, a lost job or the death of a loved one.
It’s so easy for us to stay there... to believe all this brokenness is who we are. It surrounds us and consumes us. So it must BE us.
"No longer will I sit here in defeat / ‘cause You (Jesus) have come and made my life complete"
There it is! The truth!!
Jesus came to make you whole... complete.
Never believe the lies that try to tell you you’re still broken. You may still look (and even feel) broken. But you’re being made whole day by day.
No Longer Broken!
If you haven't heard No Longer Broken yet, what are you waiting for?