Friday, August 6, 2010

A Broken Vessel

This week has been full of lots of thoughts and tears and "moments" for sure! Here are a few of the thoughts...

1) I have had the need to laugh and so I have been watching "Who's Line is it Anyway?" Man, there are some FUNNY moments on that show. And I do laugh OUT LOUD! I have also been reading "Stuff Christians Like" blog and it has also made me laugh OUT LOUD! Very good for the heart!

2) Grief! It is not an easy deal. It has many paths and many stages and many ups and downs. There have been two different times this week that I have just started crying and could not stop. Funny when I try to figure out what sparked it, I can't quite put my finger on it. I know part of that is because the pile is just big enough to get lost in.

3) Sharing our burdens brings great joy and peace. I have shared openly about all that has gone on this past 4 months and it truly has been a gift for people to listen and to pray and to encourage me on this road. I was even asked... "What are your love languages?" and it has been sweet to see those things be touched!

4) God's grace! I got to share my story of His grace this week, and of course through lots of tears, was reminded what a gift it is to be one of His children. I am so thankful for the work He has done in my life and the way that He has pursued me and changed me.

Which brings me to a quote I heard this week (from Jon of Stuff Christians Like)...
“Does God have the right to crack the vessel if that’s the fastest way to share with the world what He has poured into it?”

Habakkuk 3:17-19 says...

EVEN THOUGH the fig trees have no blossoms,
and there are no grapes on the vines;
EVEN THOUGH the olive crop fails,
and the fields lie empty and barren;
EVEN THOUGH the flocks die in the fields,
and the cattle barns are empty,
YET I will rejoice in the Lord!
I will be joyful in the God of my salvation!
The Sovereign Lord is my strength!
He makes me as surefooted as a deer,
able to tread upon the heights.

EVEN THOUGH it has been TOUGH and HARD and SAD...
YET I hope that this broken vessel and what is coming out of me in this broken time is showing that GOD is my salvation and my strength!

Photo is not mine, found on google images.


  1. Hi Suzanne... I love that passage from Habakuk. Thanks for posting this thru FB ... Fun to see your blog. :) K

  2. Suz, That verse in Habakkuk is one that Rick and I have said over and over again for the 20 months Rick was out of a job. We financially had nothing. I was supporting my family on an $11.50 per hr part time job. But we hung onto His promise and He never left us in need. Somehow, we made it. I'm still not clear on how, but we did. We still have no debt, no I.O.U's, nothing. He provided ALL. Now I know your need is not financial, it's spiritual, it's heart related, it's strength, it's comfort. So, continue to hang on to HIM and His promises every moment, every day and I know He will provide ALL. He IS faithful. He IS "I AM" - not I was or I will be, but I AM of the right here and the right now. He WILL give you what you need for each moment, each breathe. Hang on tight my friend. I love you and I'm praying for you.

    BTW - Fall in New England is amazing and we have an extra room in our house for you! Would love to see you.

    Love ya sister! Laura