All The Broken Pieces

by Sandy Kirby Quandt

Reading KariAnne Wood’s devotional book, You’ve Got This! (because God’s got you) the other day, I came upon an entry I’d like to share with you.

In “The Masterpiece That Showed Up at My Front Door” KariAnne talks about a living room table her brother built for her “out of leftover molding and cut-off ends and wood pieces from all the shelves and boxes that had gone before.”

Under her brother’s skilled hands, all those bits and pieces others might throw out became a work of art. Instead of a ramshackle hodge-podge, the craftsman pieced together a beautiful pattern.

KariAnne’s point in her devotion is to show although our lives may be filled with broken, shattered, left-over pieces others deem fit only for the trash heap, our Master Craftsman, God, takes our brokenness and pain and pieces them into a beautiful masterpiece.

There may be days when you feel like you’ve landed on the floor of this world’s workshop. You feel abandoned … But God doesn’t see things that way … He has a plan to redeem all those imperfect parts and create something even more beautiful than what was before. KariAnne Wood

My point in mentioning this devotion is to once again show we belong to a loving, kind Creator who knit us together in our mother’s womb. Nothing that happens in our lives surprises our Creator. He knew everything we would go through before the beginning of time.

When our lives shatter and break, he’s right there waiting to pick up the pieces and turn them into something beautiful. Something we could never imagine.

It would seem our job then, is to bring all our brokenness, pain, and sorrow to God, lay it down at his feet, and allow him to take those broken pieces and turn them into a beautiful mosaic fashioned by his love.

A mosaic which shows the journey we’ve been on. A journey where, no matter how far we might try to run from him, he patiently waits for us to come back to him.

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He heals those who have a broken heart. He heals their sorrows. Psalm 147:3 (NLV)

I wish you well.

Sandy

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You’ve Got This Book Review

by Sandy Kirby Quandt

You’ve Got This (because God’s got you) by KariAnne Wood is a tiny book filled with 52 powerful devotions full of scripture, short stories, and prayers written to uplift and encourage.

Just my kind of book.

In her devotion titled, “Hello Goliath”, KariAnne tells of a time her son’s baseball team was scoreless until he hit a home run. She emphasized the fact baseball “seeds” planted over years of games led to that particular harvest.

What I appreciated from this particular devotion, is the following:

Sometimes the harvest isn’t for us. Sometimes we sow seeds, not knowing if they’ll ever grow … sometimes we never see the seeds bloom. But that doesn’t mean we stop planting. We simply need to plant and water and nurture our seeds in the soil of today.

And trust in the god who’s got tomorrow.

 

If you could use a bit of daily encouragement, and who couldn’t? then pick up You’ve Got This (because God’s got you).

Have you read this book? If so, what was your impression of it?

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I wish you well.

Sandy

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Tyndale provided me with a complimentary copy of this book for a fair and honest review, which is exactly what I gave.

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