July 1st • God Loves People Even When We’re Broken
Even in a child’s messiest moment a parent loves and works to “clean up” his child. Sometimes help comes in the forms of discipline, correction or even consequences to creating a mess. To not deal with a child in such ways is to not love the child.
July 8th • God Redeems and Rebuilds the Broken
Sometimes created people can become at odds with Creator God so that there is a profound breaking of our lives and our connection with God. With mercy and grace God pursues us while we’re wayward with purposes to redeem and rebuild us.
July 15th • God’s Followers Contend with Broken Culture
When a man or woman follows God with a whole heart God in turn uses that consecrated life to carry out His purposes to seek and to save those who are lost. Such service requires the follower to understand and navigate well the cultural waters in which we live.
July 22nd • God Experiences Brokenness So People Experience Hope
God holds all power so that He can never be overcome, undone or defeated. Yet because of His love for people God has taken on Himself the brokenness of this world in order to deliver and restore people. God’s suffering is the “ground” that grows man’s hope.
July 29th • Forgetfulness Perpetuates Brokenness and Hopelessness
Because you forgot what your teacher or boss required of you did that release you of responsibility and accountability? Many times throughout the years God has reminded us of His expectations. Our forgetfulness perpetuates our brokenness and hopelessness. Wholeness and healing is found in recommitting to God’s purposes.