I moved from broken to beautiful, and you can too. I’ve endured many challenges and trials in my lifetime and have experienced fear, anger, discouragement, depression, and at times even despair. I struggled to forgive God and those who hurt me. I understand those emotions. Through those difficulties, God gave me a compassion for people and a desire to help others move from broken to beautiful.

Are You Suffering Right Now?

Are You Suffering Right Now?

Exodus 3:7: “I have indeed seen the misery of my people in Egypt. I have heard their crying out ...

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¿Estás Sufriendo Ahora Mismo?

¿Estás Sufriendo Ahora Mismo?

Éxodo 3:7: “Pero el Señor siguió diciendo: ‘Ciertamente he visto la opresión que sufre mi pueblo en Egipto. Los ...

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Are You Looking Straight Ahead?

Are You Looking Straight Ahead?

Proverbs 4:25: “Let your eyes look straight ahead, fix your gaze directly before you.” Have you set goals for the ...

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¿Pones la Mirada en Lo Que Tienes Delante?

¿Pones la Mirada en Lo Que Tienes Delante?

Proverbios 4:25: “Pon la mirada en lo que tienes delante;
fija la vista en lo que está frente a ti.” ¿Has ...

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Have the Troubles of Your Heart Multiplied?

Have the Troubles of Your Heart Multiplied?

Psalm 25:17: “The troubles of my heart have multiplied; free me from my anguish.” A woman confided that she struggles ...

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Are You Suffering Right Now?

Exodus 3:7: “I have indeed seen the misery of my people in Egypt. I have heard their crying out because of all their slave drivers, and I am concerned about their suffering.”

“The doctor said my knee is as good as it’s going to get. Nothing more can be done.” Mary asked for prayer and God’s wisdom.

I sensed her pain and discouragement. As a young mother with children, she didn’t want to think of a life of suffering with physical limitations and using crutches the rest of her life. She wanted to explore other options and didn’t want to accept the doctor’s diagnosis.

As I read Exodus 3:7 this morning. I thought of Mary and others in similar circumstances. God has “indeed seen the misery of [Mary and others like her].” God has “heard their crying out . . . and [is] concerned about their suffering.”

Perhaps you feel broken with physical problems, family conflict, a legal case, financial struggles, or a family loss. God has seen your misery. He has heard your crying out, and he is concerned about your suffering.

God loves you, and nothing is too difficult for him (Jer. 32:17). You can trust him to help you. He will guide you in moving from broken to beautiful.

Dear God, I feel scared, sad, and helpless about my situation. Please take care of me. Amen.

Application: How will you show you trust God this week to move you from broken to beautiful?

Copyright © by Yvonne Ortega September 8, 2014