Sunday, February 6, 2011

If It's Broken...?

"If it ain't broke, don't fix it."
OK, but what if it IS broke(n)?

I am gradually learning that many broken things cannot be easily fixed.
In fact, many broken things cannot be fixed at all - by me.

This is true enough in the world of physical things that break.
It is far more true in the realm of people and the things that break their souls.

The impulse to DO something is a dangerous impulse.
Should I attempt neurosurgery with and old hammer and a socket wrench?

Things get broken in people's souls and we need to do something.
But often what we need to do is wait, pray, be patient.

It can't be forced.  It is beyond our reach.  It is up to God Himself.
So we give it to God and wait on God and cry out to God.

And God works.  He changes hearts.  He brings repentance and faith.
God reconciles sinners to Himself and makes new creatures of them.
(1 Thessalonians 1:5 NKJV) For our gospel did not come to you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Spirit and in much assurance...

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