But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us. We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed— always carrying about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our body.”
II Corinthians 4:7-10 NKJV
The cracks in your life are what displays the power of God. Your brokenness is what reveals the majestic wonder of Jesus.
We need to learn to be kind to ourselves in the revelation of our broken state. God doesn’t choose to dispose of us when we are broken. He is actually more inclined to use us if we are. When we put to death the things that have broken us, in order to resurrect new life through Christ, we can rise to any challenge.
Death is a part of life. Understanding the parts of your history that built you up to be who you are today, creates a monument to the things that died in order for you to be that person.
Relationships die, respect dies, innocence dies like leaves dying on trees in order to make room for new blossoms. Even though winter can hit a tree hard, it still looks forward to spring.
You’ve been through winters not so you can die and be buried, but so that the parts of you that you don’t need to go into the next season can die off. When the season comes for you to blossom into who God originally intended you to be, it will be something so beautiful that no one will be able to recognise you.
So be kind to yourself, embrace the season and get ready for the harvest. In Jesus name.