“And even though I’m walking through the valley of the shadow
I will hold tight to the hand of Him Whose love will comfort me
And when all hope is gone and I’ve been wounded in the battle
He is all the strength that I will ever need. He will carry me.”
lyrics from “He Will Carry Me” by Mark Schultz
We’ve all experienced brokenness of some sort in our lives, from the loss of a loved one, to missed opportunities, to the little disappointments in each day. Sometimes it hurts so bad we think we will never recover. But our brokenness opens a place for Christ to enter. We enter into His suffering and His becoming bread broken for us. And sometimes then we, in turn, can go out and help heal a broken world.
In Christ we have hope and healing. We will survive. There is a resurrection. Let us rest in the security only He can provide. Like a child feels safe in the arms of its mother. He is there embracing us, loving us, carrying us. What more could we ever want?