Recently I did a bible study through You Version bible online called Broken crayons still color. I loved it so much that I found the woman Shelley Hitz had written a book by the same title. I love the title so much. It is awesome in so many ways. Just because we are broken in some way does not mean we still can’t be melted back into something so new and beautiful. God has restored me in so many ways. As Shelley Hitz puts it ” Broken crayons do still color.” God will and is using me to help and encourage so many people. God uses our brokeness for His glory.
I love the chapter in her book called The Pink Crayon – Fearfully and wonderfully made. This is a hard chapter for me, because it’s to do with body image and I’m not overly comfortable with who I am. I hide from mirrors and avoid them at the mall. I hate clothes shopping and trying on clothes. Have you ever seen how many mirrors they have in change rooms? I’m as we speak doing weight watchers and losing weight and exercising a lot more. I know that my value comes from God and not how I look to others. That’s hard one for me. I’m learning to love myself for who I am now. Outward appearance is not as important as our inner beauty. When we allow God to take our imperfections – our broken crayons He will create a beautiful masterpiece. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. Psalm 139:14
Reading this book made me relate to this woman in so many ways. She too was addicted to sexual addiction and had similar abuse to me. The thing that rang huge to me was how she had to forgive and how God used her forgivess in her healing. In my blog Where was God growing up I talk about forgiveness and how the stronghold of addcition disappeared when I forgave the people who hurt me the most in my life. That’s why broken crayons may once have been broken but they still color and they are so beautiful. Thank you Lord for molding me into your creation.
How had God molded you in your journey? I would love to hear from you.