“God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in Him.” John Piper, DESIRING GOD (pg. 211)
Being whole. What does that mean?
It means being whole in Christ Jesus. To find you have full confidence in Him. That you have willing given Him your brokenness and let Him work in you and though you. Where the past no longer fills you with pain and hurt but with, that happened, but look what God did out of all the hurt and pain. Look at the amazing works that have come with giving it to Him to handle and to heal.
Being whole means that you let God in to heal your broken places and to help you grow and learn. To make you into someone who is filled with hope and peace. Someone who’s confidence is centered in Christ Jesus.
This is what we all should strive for. What our hearts truly want. It’s what the whole book The Mended Heart strives to help guide you to, by leading with God’s word at the center.
But sometimes it’s hard to see wholeness when you feel broken inside. It takes time and patience and plenty of tears sometimes. But God see’s your brokenness and wants to heal you and make you whole.
The healing through isn’t promised to be painless. Actually healing tends to hurt more before it gets better. Kind of like when you organize a room. It gets messier before it gets better. You pull everything out and go through it deciding what to keep and what not to.
Same applies to healing. You go through it and decide whether or not to let go or not.
“The MESSAGE, 2 Corinthians 5:17 comes to life:
Now we look inside, and what we see is that anyone united with the Messiah gets a fresh start, is created new. The old life is gone; a new life burgeons!
Don’t you love the word “burgeons”? It means to spill out or over, exploding with newness. Prospering. Flourishing. Multiplying!” (Pg. 213)
God makes all things new including our minds and hearts.
“We started this journey together with the work already completed on the cross. We end it (which just creates a new beginning) with living in Him.” (Pg 213)
(The Mended Heart by Suzanne Eller. Chapter 10 Pages 211 and 213 underlined)