It’s ok. You can hand Jesus your brokenness. I know sometimes it’s hard. It just seems safer to hold on to it ourselves, to carry it.
It can be a safety net. Fooling ourselves into thinking we are protected.
We can conceal it so well, making others think we have it all together. Because what would happen if others found out we weren’t actually that perfect? That we are broken. That we have been hurt and misunderstood, or taken advantage of. If only they knew the pain we deal with.
Or they might know all about it, because we have told the story one too many times. How we are never going to forgive the ones who hurt us, and how could they have done something like that.
Jesus knows and he understands. And he offers to take our brokenness, and make us whole again. Yes, he wants us to forgive, and he will help us. He wants us to heal. And instead of carrying the weight of being broken, he wants to show us how beautiful and freeing it is when we let go. That it’s ok to be seen, imperfections and all.
We can use our brokenness for good, to help those in need. To gain understanding of what others are going through. And see the purpose of living an authentic life. You never know who your life will impact.
So trust Jesus when he asks you to let go of what is broken. He knows how to mend it, and use it for good.