I love how God uses imperfect people all through the Bible. 2 Corinthians 2:9 says “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made PERFECT in WEAKNESS”. How beautiful is this verse?! God uses the broken. He uses the ones with scars. You don’t have to have it all together (or act like you have it all together) to be used by God.
David is a man who I love to read about. I love to read how God shines through his brokenness. Three things that really stand out to me about David’s life are his faith, his thankfulness, and his love for God. I read a Psalms a day and am always reminded how David, a man after God's own heart, went through a lot of trials & temptations. Loneliness, depression, hatred, adultery, murder, failure...but what was different from him was that his heart was pointed toward God through it all, and he was truly repentant when he made mistakes. Without those hard times David wouldn't have learned that he can trust God. And without those hard times he wouldn’t have been able to impact so many lives. Our faith will be tested but God is with us through it all. Maybe a huge reason I love to read about David is because of his vulnerability through his brokenness. He opened his life for everyone to see and God used his life. Which is my goal & desire. I pray every day for God to use my brokenness to help others. It’s not easy for me to be transparent. Being vulnerable is scary for me & every time I write a post I feel that Satan attacks me. Sometimes I feel like giving up and going back to my old closed off self. But then I remember how I felt when I was struggling, and I remember feeling so alone. I know that there are so many people hurting right now and need encouragement…and that is what keeps me going. I have gotten so much stronger & I will not quit because of fear of not being accepted or fear of being different. God has been so good to me and showed me how Beneath the Surface is something way bigger than myself. All I pray is that He uses it for His glory. Don’t be afraid to let God shine through your scars. You don’t have to be perfect. Your allowed to be a broken sinner and worship and love Jesus at the same time. 2 Corinthians 4:7