Brokenness and Hope Are Both Real

In Daily Devotional by Kirk Giles

Theme of the Week: Brokenness Is Real

Bible Verse: “Then the one seated on the throne said, “Look, I am making everything new.” Revelation 21:5, ESV

Scripture Reading: Revelation 21:1-7

Throughout the past week, we have been looking at the reality of brokenness in our lives.

Life is not as it should be. This is an obvious statement, and one we all know to be true deep down in our hearts.
Our brokenness is not always because of our sin. This was the experience of the blind man Jesus would heal. There are times where we experience brokenness simply because we are humans.

Brokenness is the shared human experience. And yet, as with the blind man, brokenness does not need to be what defines our lives.
There are parts of us that are broken because of the sin others have committed against us. This was the experience of the Israelites who were slaves in Egypt.

What are the sins that have been committed against you? These sins may be relatively small from yesterday, or they could be far more traumatic and life-shaping. How have those sins resulted in your brokenness?
Our brokenness does not give us a license to sin, though. We cannot keep perpetuating the circle of brokenness by sinning out of our brokenness.

Rather than taking things into your own broken hands to resolve it in a broken way, what if we trusted God and his way? “The Lord will fight for you, and you have only to be silent.”
One of the gifts God has given us to address brokenness is the prayers of lament.

It is not a formula to change your circumstances; it is a journey to heal your heart.
The ultimate gift God has given to us is Jesus and the promise of a new day because God is for us.

There is a glorious future coming for us that will make the suffering of today seem insignificant.
In your brokenness, hope can still thrive.


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Kirk Giles
Kirk Giles is the co-lead pastor of Forward Church in Cambridge, ON. He was formerly the President of Promise Keepers Canada | Impactus. However, his most important roles as a man are husband to Shannon and father to Carter, Joshua, Sydney and Samuel. He is also the author of The Seasons of Fatherhood.
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Kirk Giles
Kirk Giles is the co-lead pastor of Forward Church in Cambridge, ON. He was formerly the President of Promise Keepers Canada | Impactus. However, his most important roles as a man are husband to Shannon and father to Carter, Joshua, Sydney and Samuel. He is also the author of The Seasons of Fatherhood.