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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Quote of the Day

"...God's way is always the broken way. For all my prayers and efforts to be broken and given for the suffering of the world, there'd been parts of me still terrified of suffering, avoiding it, still resisting being surrendered and broken and given. But now that is all I want. I want to be part of the fellowship of the broken. The fellowship of the broken believe that suffering is a gift He entrusts to us and He can be trusted to make this suffering into a gift. The fellowship of the broken take up the fearless broken way, are not afraid of brokenness, and don't need to try to fix anyone's brokenness, or try to hide or judge it or mask it or exile it...I can break open my hand and my need to control because I'm no longer afraid of broken things. Never be afraid of broken things - because Christ can redeem anything. When I'm no longer afraid of brokenness, I don't have to control or possess anything - dreams or plans or people or their perceptions. I can live surrendered."
               - Ann Voskamp in The Broken Way