Lecrae’s song with Kari Jobe “Broken” starts with the verse, “we’re all broken”. It’s true. When you lost that loved one when your closest friend walked away when you were insulted or assaulted for no reason when you were harshly spoken against by family when you failed that test and your problems piled up, you were probably broken. Right now, as you read this you’re probably down.
A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken. Proverbs 15:13 KJV
But that is not the end of the story. Winners don’t quit and quitters don’t win. What you must know for sure is that life throws new problems at us while we are still working on the old ones. That’s how come we are like, ” why me?”, “why this particular time?”. The reality is that problems are the human definition of an opportunity to grow. Comfort zone is a beautiful place but nothing grows there. Challenges spice up life and make you discover something already in you that you never knew of.
Sometimes it’s okay to cry. “Blessed are those who weep, for they shall be comforted.” If you don’t weep, how can you be comforted? There’s no point in appearing strong on the outside when you’re broken on the inside. It will make things worse in the near future. “God is closer to the brokenhearted”. The Holy Spirit is your Comforter. He will restore your soul. Cry on His Shoulders.
When your problems pile up, don’t start giving unhealthy attention to it. Drowning in the pool of your problems does not kill the problems; it kills your vigour. Our minds are fertile soils to grow whatever we feed it. If you focus on the problems, it will appear bigger than it seems. If you focus on Jesus, the labyrinth will still be a fun place to dance.