Throughout the Bible, we learn how the wisdom of God confounds the wisdom of man. As we look at the teachings of Christ, many of the principles He taught seem contradictory to conventional knowledge. To be first, we must be last? How much sense does that make, especially today in our ego-driven society?
Biblical principles contain tremendous truth. David personally discovered that brokenness leads to godly wholeness. Brokenness can come to the life of the believer in many ways—disappointment, sorrow, and sin.
Maybe God instructs us to go one way, but we are determined to go another. The result is frustration and brokenness. Sometimes, brokenness comes not because we have done anything wrong, but because God wants to test and strengthen our faith. This was true in David’s life.
He had not sinned against the Lord. Instead, God used the fires of affliction in David’s life to shape and mold him for greater service. The Lord also knew that when future difficulty came or disappointment struck, David would be prepared and his faith would not waver or fail.
Brokenness has a way of revealing the strength of our faith better than anything else. When it continues over months and even years, we truly learn where the focus of our faith lies. When we begin to identify with the words of David, as he fled from a jealous and enraged King Saul, then we will know that brokenness is accomplishing its greatest work in our lives.
Prayer: Lord, I surrender my life to You. May my brokenness lead to wholeness in you. I pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.
Those who know your name will trust in you, for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you. —Psalm 9:10