Beautifully Broken

“What’s your name?”   “A-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a” the air stops as my throat constricts, the same sound shooting out like a sprinkler stuck in one patch of grass.  Sometimes people laugh, thinking I forgot my name. “I stutter,” I say with a shrug.

Growing up, rollercoasters of butterflies burst out my torso every introduction, public speech, phone call. Insecurity, inadequacy, shame rattled behind me everywhere I went like tin cans tied with twine to my spine, a constant reminder of my blemish.

Whatever your stutter may be–a disability, illness, struggle– let your weakness draw you to Christ. Jesus didn’t die for perfect people. We’re all sinners. He died and rose for those who know they need a Savior. If you feel weak, broken, hurt… go to God. He wants you. He loves you.

Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me. That’s why I take pleasure in my weaknesses, and in the insults, hardships, persecutions, and troubles that I suffer for Christ. For when I am weak, then I am strong. 2 Corinthians 12:9‭-‬10 NLT

Jesus answered them, “Healthy people don’t need a doctor—sick people do. I have come to call not those who think they are righteous, but those who know they are sinners and need to repent.”
Luke 5:31‭-‬32 NLT

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