If God is all loving, why do..

A question that has come up on this journey is, "if God is all loving, why do I have so much brokenness?" 

Perhaps you've had the same question too. Perhaps not finding a sufficient answer has lead you to think God is not all loving.

I received a beautiful answer to this question over the weekend from a speaker at a conference. I would like to share it with you. 

"We need to be broken in our hearts. Our hearts need to be crushed by God. By doing so He breaks our pride. It is when we are broken that we can then see the brokenness in humanity."

Our brokenness is a good thing! It is a gift from God! He tells us,

"I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you. I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh." (Ezekiel 36:26)

It's time to accept our brokenness, to let the pride in our hearts be crushed, and to receive a new heart. When this happens, we see the needs of others. We recognize the suffering of those around us, whether it's physical, emotional, mental or spiritual. Since we have heart of flesh, seeing this suffering should compel us to do something about it! Specifically, help ease their suffering! 

To deny our brokenness would be denying part of who we are. We all have brokenness because of original sin. Too often, we try to cover up or hide our brokenness. We don't want people to know we've suffered or are suffering. We think we're sparing them the empathy by not sharing our brokenness. We forget that it is in giving and serving one another that we receive! 

My brokenness is why I am writing and working on this website. I cannot bear the thought of people naively walking away from God, like I had done for a number of years. 

God is all loving. He loves you. He wants your brokenness so you can do your part making the world a better place. So I leave you with one question, what does God want to do with your brokenness?