Five Minute Friday: Broken

Five Minute Friday

No extreme editing; no worrying about perfect grammar, font, or punctuation.

Unscripted. Unedited. Real.

5 mins of writing on a set topic.

I’ve decided that if I ever wanted to do more writing….and to really get serious about it then I need to be able to just write. Simply write. So I’m going to join some friends linking up at Lisa-Jo’s blog and we shall see what fun ensues…..

So here goes….


His body is broken.  It is poorly.  My darling dear husband’s body is not doing what it should be doing.  His thirty-five year old body, with its long and lanky legs, twinkle in his eyes and smile that can light up a room is now having to do that finger prick thing.

Darn it.

We were playing by the rules too.  Limited processed foods.  Soda only on special occasions.  Exercising daily.

By golly.

But my slim jim was just getting too slim.  And now his whole diet is a list of yes and no foods.


I’m mad and I’m sad.

But you know what?  I’ve been reminded of something so great and so important.

Just as sickness in the body and brokenness in the body is no respecter of persons…so is our heavenly Father.

We don’t have to be anything to be accepted by Him.

We don’t have to change who we are, or what we look like, it isn’t up to who we know or what we do……there are no pre-requisites to becoming a child of the Father to the Fatherless.

We have this gift at the ready.  This gift of hope.  This gift of a future that is more promising than what the world can ever offer us.

Jesus was broken, so that we all could be accepted.  We all.



(this photo was taken in Christchurch, NZ in March of 2011.  About three weeks after a devastating earthquake there.  I love the tenacity this shows).




17 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday: Broken

  1. i think i could copy and paste every line and write beside it LOVE LOVE LOVE

    i always think that these moments in life – these burdens we carry – these brokennesses – that we are all waiting for our UNTIL moment with jesus. blind bartimaeous was blind, until Jesus healed him. the leper was sick, until Jesus healed him. lazaras was dead, until Jesus raised him. Jesus IS the healer. and we can trust Him until that moment that He heals us. we can partner with Him in being healthy – eating right for our brokenness. (you know i believe that one!)
    being broken does not mean we are devoid of hope. or faith. or peace.
    in the midst of the storm we can walk on water with our eyes upon Jesus.
    you and your hubby and your family are faith filled faithful peoples. heroes. strong. righteous. gracious.
    you use whatever storm comes your way to embrace others in healing and hope. to encourage them to trust Jesus. you freely feel and grace overflows.

    i’m gutted for you guys too – esp as your eating plan was already a plan. praying for healing and standing with you in THIS moment.

  2. I KNOW these feelings. At 5’6”, 120 lbs, age 30, I was diagnosed with diabetes. I was mad and sad and confused because I didn’t think this could be my disease. God has not healed my body, but he has ministered to my heart so I am content, even blessed but by the limitations of this disease. In a little comment section I cannot explain but I am so thankful that this disease, unlike so many others, is treatable now. Yes, I take insulin daily but it can be controlled and I am healthier because of it. I am confident that God will increase your faith through this whether or not he heals it. So glad I posted to FMF right after you.

    • Thanks for sharing your story – can thank you for relating! God is so good and will have His way…..and I love how he always makes something beautiful out of our messes…..time will tell……

  3. I agree with fireball!! this is lovely! Oh that I had the time or space to talk of my broken body – and of His redeeming healing. Not overnight. Not at a prayer service. But, in my soul – over the course of four years, and in my body, through medical amazing-ness. Long road. Broken road. But, it was ONLY through that brokenness that He showed me what being whole was all about. To HIM be the glory! THANK YOU for sharing!! Love, lovel

  4. Wonderful thoughts. I have been struggling with accepting the fact that God’s loves me and accepts me whether I meet my own high standards or not. I love what you said about there being no prerequisites to becoming a child of God. Thanks for that reminder 🙂

  5. Visiting from FMF!

    I love that sign, and I love how you have found His grace in the midst of your hard time! Your example is beautiful. Hugs to you on this Friday! May His grace and mercy be the glue to all of our broken places.

  6. Thankful for your honesty, Fiona, and your ability to share truth and grace in the same words. I love your heart to “work it out” while also accepting what the Lord has allowed, is doing, has done. I love reading your words. Prayers for your husband during this difficult transition, and for you too.

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