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  • Writer's pictureJoni

Day 9: Broken Into Beautiful




As I have been in my quarantining bubble,

and about ready to lose my mind,

GOD had another PLAN.

HE wanted me to not RUN away.

HE has been telling me how to

RUN THE RACE,

but HE has me in a position

where I can’t RUN away,

as my hubby and I have been

in solitary confinement

sharing the germ that has been invading the world,

as it invaded us.

But thanks to GOD

as it hit us lightly.

What has it been like?

TRAPPED.

You can’t RUN away.

You realize how subtle we may RUN away

to be distracted from the

FEELINGS

or the

never ending same

CIRCUMSTANCES

or the

BROKEN relationships

that have always been there.

But then there are

DISTRACTIONS

that ease the pain

that take you to another place

so you don’t have to

FEEL

or

DEAL

or

MEND.

So what have I learned from this

time of being a prisoner in my own home.

1. That I get to be alone with my hubby, that I wouldn’t trade for anything else.

2. That I get to be alone with my broken feelings

about my broken circumstances and broken relationships

3. That GOD won’t let me RUN away because HE meets me in the middle of all the

BROKEN areas of my life just like HE has promised

as HE is working for good all things for the good of those who love HIM who have been called according to HIS purpose. GOD got me.

HE made me FEEL deeper.

HE made me STAY in my FEELINGS,

HE made me BE in the middle of WAITING for not only the germ to go away,

but also in all the BROKENNESS that is in my life.

We all have BROKEN, as we live in a BROKEN world.

But if we didn’t have BROKEN we wouldn’t be able to

ever experience

our GOD at such a personal level

where HE uses ALL THINGS

for such GOOD

and the GOOD

is filling my being

because

GOD is always GOOD.

So how do we RUN THE RACE of LIFE

we RUN with the ONE who RUNS with us

every step of the way

as HE takes us

from

BROKEN into BEAUTIFUL*(the name of the next

RAGS TO RICHES WOMEN'S CONFERENCE, see below).

Oh tears fill by being

as

GOD meets me in all

BROKENNESS

reminding me

that HE never sleeps on the job

and is just reminding me that

HE is the one who is RUNNING my life

and all I have to do is to

let GOD be GOD

and

continue to

be quarantined IN HIM~

“Live in ME. Make your home in ME just as I do in you"*

Oh my friend

that is when

JESUS takes us from

BROKEN into BEAUTIFUL

as if we RUN away

we couldn't experience the

FRUIT of STAYING~

"You can’t bear fruit unless you are joined with ME. I am the Vine, you are the branches. When you’re joined with ME and I with you, the relation intimate and organic, the harvest is sure to be abundant" *(John 15).

Let's continue to

RUN THE RACE

by

not RUNNING AWAY but RUNNING to

the ONE who takes us from

BROKEN into BEAUTIFUL

for

HE is the

"GOD OF MIRACLES" (listen to the song below)



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