When I worked in the medical field, I used to hear doctors tell patients, “it is better to break a bone than to sprain a bone because a broken bone will heal faster”. Personally, that made no sense to me. Why would it be better to be broken and not just sprained? I always thought that a bone still in one-piece was better than a bone broken into “parts”. Well, as it turns out, a broken bone, when it heals, actually becomes a much stronger bone. Can the same be said for us and our lives?
In Luke 7:2-3 it states, “2 And a certain centurion’s servant, who was dear to him, was sick and ready to die. 3 So when he heard about Jesus, he sent elders of the Jews to Him, pleading with Him to come and heal his servant.” The centurion’s servant was “broken” and the centurion turned to Jesus. Jesus did heal that servant.
I think when it comes to our spiritual lives, it is better to be broken and not sprained. If we are broken, we admit that we can’t function on our own. We need Jesus. We need His help. We need His strength. A “sprained” spirit is weakened, but not ready to be healed. If you are broken, don’t be afraid to admit it, don’t be ashamed to seek Jesus. You will find that He, and only He, will heal you into something stronger, better, more productive than anything you could do on your own.
I pray blessings today for you on your Journey!