Your Brokenness is Welcome Here | Meekly Loving by Sydney Meek

Your Brokenness is Welcome Here

Your Brokenness is Welcome Here | Meekly Loving by Sydney Meek

This one’s for the ladies!!!

How many of y’all can say you have a perfect life, with a perfect home, perfect family, perfect job and perfect relationships? What if I asked if you think you’ve got your life figured out? I know I sure don’t.

Social media makes it so easy to pretend to have your life perfectly together. It also makes it easy to compare your life to others who you THINK have it all together – when the reality is that they don’t, and neither do we, but that’s okay. Here’s the truth: it often seems that we are imperfect and flawed by worldly expectations. I don’t put makeup on every day or dress cute all the time. I get anxious in large groups of people. I constantly compare myself to others and set standards that I know I’ll never meet. My marriage is far from perfect, and I struggle to maintain friendships because I can be introverted. But you know what else is true? God sees beauty in our flaws and imperfections, because they are the prelude to our story. The story of love, acceptance, adoration and redemption.

“My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness”  — 2 Corinthians 12:9 (NIV)

No one has it all together, and no one is too broken for God’s love. We are all torn, damaged and flawed. The crazy thing is that no matter how broken we are or what our story is, the reckless love of God chases us down, pursues our hearts, and makes us something beautiful – and THAT is a story to be told. Jesus wants us to come to him, in all our brokenness, carrying all our broken pieces. God doesn’t just want the good parts of us, he wants it ALL.  The good, the bad and the ugly.

“It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners”  — Mark 2:17 (NIV)

“The Lord is near to the brokenhearted”  — Psalm 34:18 (ESV)

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”  — Matthew 11:28 (NIV)

He opens his arms wide  to embrace us in our brokenness. We can fall short of our own expectations, but we serve a mighty God who accepts us and constantly shows us grace, love and mercy. I am so, so thankful for a Father who never stops loving, never stops forgiving, and never stops pursuing, no matter how imperfect I am. Not only is our brokenness welcome at the cross, our brokenness is REDEEMED.

“You were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord”  — 1 Corinthians 6:11 (ESV)

“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus”  — Romans 3:23-24 (ESV)

“Let the redeemed of the Lord tell their story”  — Psalm 107:2 (NIV)

I encourage every single one of you to go follow, subscribe, or at least check out, Jordan Lee Dooley from SoulScripts. She is truly inspiring and has started a movement that encourages every woman to know that our flaws tell a story worth so much more than how we see them.

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34 comments

  1. Amen. We are all broken. We are loved and cherished by God. Our victory is in Him.

    1. Yes! Thanks for reading, Melissa! 🙂

  2. Beautifully written! God loves and accepts us in the way we are… And our brokenness in the presence of the Holy God can make us strong. Sara @ preciouswomb.com

    1. YES! Thanks so much for reading!

  3. Thank so the reminder. None of us have it all together it’s okay to admit it 🙂

    1. Thanks for reading, Crystal! 🙂

  4. Thank you so much for your post. Yes, we are all broken and in need of a savior! The thing I’ve realized most in the past year is that I wouldn’t have a ministry if it wasn’t for my brokenness! He’s restored the years the locusts ate and given me a voice to love on others who are just a bit further behind me on this path of healing and recovery.

    1. That is so true. God uses our stories to meet others in the midst of their own struggles. Thanks so much for reading, Alynda! 🙂

  5. This is so true. We are all broken (including men, lol). It so easy for us to fall into the comparison traps when we don’t get to know each other on a deeper level. God loves us no matter who we are or how broken we are. Thanks

    1. YES, all of this is true – including men. 🙂 Thanks so much for reading!

  6. If life were perfect, we would never see our need for God. Thanks for such a great post! God bless!

    1. Amen! Thanks for reading, Nancy.

  7. I know you said this one was for the ladies, but I couldn’t help myself.
    Unfortunately, I think far too many of us are our own worst critics, and we are in constant need and reminding of exactly who we are in Christ. Thanks for a great post.

    1. Scott, you are exactly right! Every single one of us is broken and in need of Jesus. Thanks so much for reading.

  8. I think He is near to all us, aren’t we all broken hearted without Him?

    1. Absolutely. Thanks for reading, Rebecca!

  9. Dear Sydney Meek!

    I’m aligned with you on the initial question of your blog post. The perspective of your thoughts here is great because God sees through all of our problems and see the person behind all that; that’s the true Gospel.

    Yes, Jordan Lee Dooley does an amazing job in the Christian online community.

    Blessings!
    Edna Davidsen

    1. Amen. Thank you so much for reading, Edna! 🙂

  10. Loves this! You are speaking to me, and many others, I’m sure.

    1. Thanks for reading, Betty! 🙂

  11. This is awesome! What a perfect reminder, thank you so much for sharing!

    1. Thanks for visiting, Carolyn! 🙂

  12. I follow Jordan and I LOVE her giftings and how she is using them. We are all broken but we don’t have to stay that way! We can heal and we can grow and use all of our flaws for His glory!

    Amen!

    1. I’m so glad I’ve found another one of her followers! Thanks for reading, Ashley! 🙂

  13. Great post, Sydney. God does his best work in our brokenness as he restores us through faith. Thank you so much for this reminder. This one is a keeper!

    1. Absolutely. Thanks for visiting, Marcie! 🙂

  14. Love that! I am a mess and so thankful for Jesus. I couldn’t make it without Him. I hadn’t heard of Jordan Lee Dooley before.

    1. You should definitely check her out, she’s an amazing writer and speaker. Thanks for reading, Heather! 🙂

  15. What a beautiful post. Psalm 34:18 has been a favorite verse of mine for years. How gracious God is to be so close to us in our brokenness. I can’t imagine the weight that is on the shoulders of young girls as they are born into this world of perfect social media images and personas. Thank you for being a refreshing voice. Beautiful post.

    1. I absolutely agree, women need to be raised to know their worth in Christ. Thank you for your sweet words, Stephanie! 🙂

  16. I love this. We need to remember that we are all broken, but placed together. Thank you for a great read.

    Jessie
    Your Story Matters.
    http://www.onelostcoin.com

    1. Thanks so much for reading, Jessie!

  17. This: “God sees beauty in our flaws and imperfections, because they are the prelude to our story. The story of love, acceptance, adoration and redemption.” And forgiveness, that’s a biggie too. Thank you for this post, Sydney. Beautiful Scripture truths!

    1. YES! Forgiveness plays a huge role as well. Thanks for reading, Sara. 🙂

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