The art of Kintsugi is a slow, precise, and often arduous process that, when rushed, results in a mended vessel with rough and sharp edges.
The same is true of life’s restoration journey.
But it's hard to slow down when our world is falling apart.
When we are hurting or suffering, our human nature is to go to solution. We want to rush to fix, or worse, conceal the pieces of shattered glass crunching at our feet. We want to go back and reclaim the days of happiness and joy when life was easier; a time when doubt and anxiety did not wake us or rock us to sleep.
But there are lessons in the shards of glass, my friend. Lesson not found in the days of bliss or benign.
When we stop, pause, and wait; when we hold our brokenness gently, we invite God into our healing and allow Him to guide us. When we suffer with purpose and the expectation that God is working in us, we become connected to Him; we experience hope.
It is in our brokenness we are found; and God is found. A journey we cannot, and should not rush.
Hold gently. Listen intently.
𝗔 𝗣𝗿𝗮𝘆𝗲𝗿 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝘆𝗼𝘂:
Father, I pray this season of waiting will help me to know you more. With each day I wait on you, give me the strength to see you at work. Arrest my doubts and give me faith. I trust you are in control of the things I can’t control. Please use this temporary suffering I feel for your eternal glory. Prepare a story in me through this event that will strengthen my faith and those around me. ~ Amen