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I Feel Broken

“Why am I so broken?” Uh oh, friend. That voice is back again. 

You’re probably already trying to figure out how to make things better. But, let’s be real with each other. You are broken. I am broken. And God understands.

This devotional has encouraging reminders about what God likes to do with our brokenness.

Psalm 139:13-14

“For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.”

Written by Mikaila Bisson

During my Wednesday night pottery class, a piece I was working on broke during the firing process. My teacher, in the same breath as telling me how to fix it, mentioned “kintsugi”—the Japanese form of fixing pottery with gold to make it even better. 

Maybe it’s just me paying attention, but the world seems to be obsessed with taking something broken and making it better. Especially, it seems, as we’re noticing the cracks of our broken world more and more. By extension, maybe we’re noticing our own brokenness and are wondering how we can make that better, too. 

When thinking about my brokenness, I often defer to the much-quoted verses of Psalm 139:13–14. I used to put these verses in the context of my personal appearance, conveniently skipping over the very first part of verse 13: “For you created my inmost being” (emphasis added). 

That means that, yes, God created our appearance, but he also created our inner self—our likes, dislikes, heart, and soul. Even more than that, he understands those things and knows what we struggle with—what we consider broken. 

He’s able to take our broken pieces and repurpose them, even using them for good. Ultimately, he showed us this by Jesus’s death and resurrection. God took the epitome of brokenness—death—and used it to transform our lives, taking us from the grave and giving us new purpose. Now whenever I see my broken pottery piece, I’m reminded that God can bring good from any situation, even mine.

Why It Matters

When we feel like everything around us is broken or breaking, remember that God can work through our broken world with more purpose than what we initially see. He created us and is able to use our brokenness for something good.



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