Healing Through Brokenness

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By Kristen Berry, Proverbs 31 Ministries, August 7, 2019

“But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.”

Isaiah 53:5 (NIV)

Have you ever felt broken?

Our daughter broke her arm when she was 2 years old. She fell from our bed while we were folding laundry and landed with a sickening thud. The scream that followed is still fresh in our minds 15 years later. The doctor wrapped her arm in a bright purple cast, and for a few days she took it easy, allowing herself to heal. But before too long, she was climbing the top of the playground with determination, her arm still wrapped inside its cast.

Within weeks, she was back on the monkey bars, swinging by her once-broken arm. When my husband and I saw her, we gasped and ran toward her, certain she couldn’t withstand the movement. But she did. Her arm was strong and solid, and she was smiling. That which was once broken was now healed.


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