God Uses the Broken
Have you ever felt discarded? Used? Worthless? Unimportant? Have you ever prayed and asked God why He had created you? Or worst, told Him He made a mistake when He allowed you to be born? You may not always believe it but God uses the broken.
I’ve been there–to that dark place where it seems as though everything you do is somehow wrong or of no value.
We live in a disposable world. Everything can be replaced, and often is, the minute some “flaw” becomes apparent. One minute a thing is considered precious and the next, it is tossed aside like trash.
God Uses A Broken Spirit
One of mankind’s greatest failing is that we believe God sees us as we see ourselves. We evaluate ourselves through the eyes of the world and we fall short in our own estimation.
We think that God also judges us with imperfect measures. We forget that His thoughts are not like our thoughts (Isaiah 55:8-9).
God uses the broken spirit. Only after we have given up our will and submitted ourselves to Him is He able to use us.
God Uses the Broken Verses
Here are just a few of the verses in the Bible that highlight how God uses the broken:
He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds (Psalm 147:3 ESV).
The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise (Psalm 51:17 ESV).
The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit (Psalm 34:18 ESV).
“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 5:3 ESV).
The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the poor; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound; (Isaiah 61:1 ESV).
God Uses the Broken Bible Study
Let’s explore some stories in the Bible that show how the Almighty uses broken people to accomplish wonderful things.
If He could use them, He can use us and that’s a truly marvelous hope!
- The Widow from Nain
- The Redeemer Lives!
- Jacob: A Broken Man
- Jacob: A Man Used by God
- Blind Bartimaeus: Broken But Not Silent
- Leah: The Unloved Wife
- The Widow’s Mite
- Hagar: Seen by God